How to Reframe ‘No’ for Your Child When it Comes to Spending


You’re out at the mall and your child sees a toy they’ve decided they absolutely cannot live without. They beg you for it. You look at the price tag and say No, you’re not spending money on that. They throw a fit in the middle of the store. You try to leave the mall as gracefully as possible while carrying a screaming child. You make a mental note to find a babysitter the next time you really need to shop.

Most parents or guardians can relate to the experience of having to turn down their child’s desperate pleas for an expensive toy, game, or item of clothing that they don’t need. So how do you let your child down without also inadvertently triggering a temper tantrum?

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How to Stop Buying Things You Don’t Need

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We live in a world that bases success on material things like how many luxury cars you own and how expensive your cellphone is, so it’s not difficult to understand why so many people have trouble controlling their spending and wind up in serious debt. The good thing is, there are ways to break the habit many of us have of spending without thinking – you just have to be willing to make the change and to stop buying things you don’t need.

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