Mommy, I want that,' does that sound like? It seems that our society focuses on consumerism and materialism, something that many families are forced to fight against so that children do not become greedy from the very beginning . Consumerism is the way in which it seems that our society communicate
'Mommy, I want that,' does that sound like? It seems that our society focuses on consumerism and materialism, something that many families are forced to fight against so that children do not become greedy from the very beginning. Consumerism is the way in which it seems that our society communicates today, but the reality is that both materialism and artificiality has a huge internal vacuum behind, we must fight against it.
Many people are generous and are able to give everything they own to those people who are less fortunate, but this part of society is a minority since there is also the other party; the one that is greedy. You just have to put the news on any day and I'm sure that some news will come out of some greedy person who even having everything, wanted more and more.
Tips to teach children not to be greedy
So, what should be taught to children so that they are not greedy and can grow up with values where having more toys is not the gain? It is worthwhile to teach children to appreciate compassion about materialism and to be able to think about other people. Here are some tips for you to put into practice from today.
1. Give a good example will always be the most important in the education of children, because it is the most powerful way to teach good habits and good habits to children. Children naturally want to imitate parents because they will feel that what parents do will always be the right thing to do, and I can assure you that your example is much stronger than any aggressive television ad. Some ways to set an example can be: Dis - Discuss what you want to give instead of what you want to receive
- Never buy anything on a whim
- Use more DIY ('do it yourself') for home decoration and even gifts
- Do good things all year round, not only at designated times such as Christmas
Limit the number of gifts and increase the number of experiences . This point is very important because the best gift your child needs and that will help you to stop being greedy for a lifetime is: your time. The quality time you spend with your child will help you understand that what is really worthwhile are family experiences and memories. Gifts and 'things' will never be substitutes for your time and your love. If you only give material things to your children, they will grow up believing that they can have everything they want only if they ask for it and greed will begin.In addition, following other tips such as:
that they earn what they want to get,talk to them about the consequences at home that can have greedy behavior because it is not acceptable, help other people (family or friends) that They need and even help you make the purchase by buying only what is really needed. These are some ways to teach children not to be greedy.