Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011
Who doesn’t feel guilty saying ‘no’ when their kids want something? But when you pretend you can afford things you cannot pay for you’re setting a bad example for your kids. You’re teaching them to grow up and have their own credit card debt. Thinking substitute instead of sacrifice and keeping a clean house is an important life skill for kids and you can even find ways to make it fun. And to take the burden of saying no off yourself, establish a fair and reasonable budget and allowance for your kids. For the occasion need that exceed their allowance, suggest ways to earn money around the house or neighborhood, or that perhaps you’ll match what they earn and save themselves. Making ends meet requires everyone be onboard.