This is an excellent post about involving your kids in your frugal journey: http://www.frugal-families.com/blog/67/its-a-plan/. I love the authors attitude and her success in helping kids understand and become part of a very difficult situation to sometimes handle. Kids are bombarded by materialism and commercials today. All you hear is I want, I want, I want. I don't remember seeing this many commercials when I was young. And the amount of items that are targeted to young children. Today I saw a drinkable yogurt that was targeted to kids. I bet it is much more expensive than the regular yogurt. They all look really cool so the kids have to have it. I guess it just takes good parenting and teaching kids about consumerism. I'm not really sure. I don't have to deal with it all the time because we only have the kids on weekends but I definitely want to prepare myself for when we have kids fulltime. Helping the kids become involved will curb the feeling of being deprived and too much sacrifice. It can become a game. Also, a tip to try is that the kids can help save money at the store and the grocery money they save can be put towards a family goal. How do you keep your family involved in this frugal game that we play everyday?