We live in a consumer society in which we are continually motivated to buy impulsively, even though we do not need even half of the things we buy. In fact, adults have been losing the true meaning of the value of money. Moreover, the idea of the value of money becomes a very difficult concept to u
We live in a consumer society in which we are continually motivated to buy impulsively, even though we do not need even half of the things we buy. In fact, adults have been losing the true meaning of the value of money. Moreover, the idea of the value of money becomes a very difficult concept to understand and assimilate by the little ones.
Therefore, it is important for adults to recover their course and to teach children the value of money, and not only the material value, but also the effort it takes to achieve it.
Start by giving an example to children
Parents seek the happiness of their children above all things, but in the society in which we live there are factors that make it difficult for adults to not make mistakes. Causes such as: Dar - Give special importance to consumerism.
In our developed society it is difficult to distinguish between those we buy compulsively and what we really need. - Lack of time with children.
Long working hours cause many parents to feel bad about not having time to spend with their children. What leads the parents to respond to the demands of children without limits as a form of compensation. Children are a reflection of what they see and the adults they live with. Parents have to remember that they are the role model and that children assimilate their behaviors. Thus, if the adults in the environment have everything that is announced, the child wishes the same for him. If the adult spends without measure and loses the concept of the value of money, the child will want to imitate him.
Tips to teach children the value of money
Teach children the meaning of money and if true value is not easy but carrying out some advice we will make it not an impossible task.
- Explain that money is earned with effort
. The money is not unlimited and that is achieved thanks to the effort that has been made. You can start doing some housework, or take advantage of some skill like making crafts to instill this effort to make money.- Learn to save.
The use of a piggy bank serves to motivate you to keep the money so that when you have enough you can buy something you want. Thus he learns that in order to obtain a reward one needs effort and capacity to wait. - Learn how to spend money intelligently
. Thanks to a weekly payment and explaining that you should not spend impulsively, but out of necessity and that you should plan the things you want to buy both short and long term.- Teach the price of things
. As of 5 or 6 years old, when you begin to understand money, it serves to obtain things and some costs more than others.- Teach how to assimilate advertising critically.
It is important that they know how to see the difference between the product itself and what the advertising promises with which it is publicized and, in this way, not be misled.