#7 – No More Splurges
All too often as parents, we find ourselves in the middle of the toy aisle at Wal-Mart or Target, with our little one’s batting their best puppy-dog eyes at us. How did we get there? You went in for laundry detergent! Our little ones have fine-tuned the art of manipulating us into buying them a toy. But hey, we all do it. As they get older, though, it is important to teach them that at a certain point, you are going to stop doing that because they have their own money now, so they can buy their own toys. This reinforces the responsibility rule.