Go ahead, take the kids shopping

February 6, 2019 | Category: Girl Scouts

Shopping can be easier without the kids. But your kids stand to gain from a shopping trip with mom or dad, even if only in one of the following ways:

  1. They learn that things are not free. When they see the exchange of cash (Try to use paper instead of plastic.) for products, it brings the lesson home.
  2. Give them a small amount of money to spend on whatever they want – say a dollar or two, This will undoubtedly give you a chance to teach them that they can’t buy everything they want. You can also teach them about making trade-offs on purchases since they may be able to buy one item, but not both items.