Needs and Wants Have Different Wait Times. (9-19-15)

Today’s Parenting Reminder:

You may need to wait longer for wants than for needs. You can learn to tell the difference between what you need and what you want. Try this.

On one side of a piece of paper list needs.  On the other side list wants. Think carefully about the things listed as needs. Ask yourself why you need each thing. Be honest with yourself.

Needs are things that are necessary for a safe and healthy life. Wants are things that add pleasure and interest to life. If the needs items don’t measure up when you think about it, move them to wants.

Read more about being able to wait: Teaching Kids to Wait – Part 1Teaching Kids to Wait – Part 2

Next Parenting Reminder will be on Sept. 21, 2015 (Daily Parenting Tips).

Check Daily Parenting Tips for hundreds of past helpful reminders.


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