Making a Plan to Buy Something Special (9-29-15)

Today’s Parenting Reminder:

Think of something your child is very anxious to have – something that it’s OK with you for him to have.

With your child, make a plan to make that purchase – down the road. Decide who is paying (you, your child, or both of you). If both of you are sharing the cost, decide how much each is paying.

Have your child plan for how he will get the money and when he will have enough. If you are sharing the cost, explain how you will get your part of the money (save a little at a time, not buy something else, etc.) and when you will have your part.


  • Track your progress to meet your goal;
  • Go shopping when the time is right; and
  • Celebrate.

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

Check Daily Parenting Tips for hundreds of past helpful reminders.


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