January 19, 2008

Involve Your Kids

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?


  1. It is near impossible to keep your kids fron all the temptations out there. We do our best but it takes a great deal of effort. Ironically I wrote a little on this just over an hour ago.

  2. I guess it's a popular topic right now. It's something that we all have to deal with. Thanks for your encouragement.


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