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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Teach Our Kids About Disappointment.....

Morning lovelies! Today I am answering a reader's question on  how to teach our children about disappointment. I got my red heads involved in the answering as well. Check it out and please leave your two cents on how you deal with this and teach those littles or big kids of yours. I am loving all the comments so far on youtube. Very inspiring!

Disclaimer -- a sweet reader brought this to my attention.  I talk about santa not being real. Just a heads up.




XO Danielle 

4 comments:

  1. Just a warning for those who may watch this in front of their kids-Danielle says Santa Claus is imaginary-I starting watching this with my littles in the room and we "do" Santa in our house!

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    1. Oh no! I am so sorry! I just added a disclaimer so other viewers will know. Again I am so sorry.

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  2. Loved your video..[my kids are grown], We did not do Santa Claus either.. Now.. my grown children did not do Santa either..
    I think when kids have to work for things they want, or wait for special days, It teaches them., to be thankful.. Kids who get everything are not happy ... They are always wanting something to make them happy, And as we all know, you can not buy happiness. thanks for sharing.

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  3. This video is great (and yes disclaimer on the Santa clause thing), it seems like your kids, ok Keagan at least is very reasonable and realistic. I think a lot of parents set their kids up for disappointment by giving them so much as children, when kids are released from their parents as young adults, if the parents cut the financial cord the kids have this shock about money despite any formal education that includes math. It seems like so many young adults and adults cant seem to do the math to know that if you spend more than you earn you'll be in the red. From a cost perspective you're just explaining simple math and finance to your kids. Maybe that's why Keagan doesn't see it as a disappointment, he seems to say at some point you could have this item just not at the moment, wise words!! Basically, if you wait for it you'll still get it. He seems to understand what waiting is without impatience. Perhaps we need to focus less on disappointment and more on realistic expectations about the cost of items and the length of time to save or pay off if we purchase ahead causing debt.

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