Helping Children Separate Wants from Needs


Children grow up in all different economic and emotional environments. They generally know the world they live in and don’t always know how others live. Visiting others homes presents them with different living environments that may offer similar or different views on material good and emotional fulfillments.

Material Wants and Needs

In this technology age, younger and younger children seem to be given software and phones for various reasons, some practical, some luxurious. When parents work they may like to know they can reach their children by phone and have the children keep them informed of where they are when. That’s a practical concern.

Other technology is used for pleasure iPads and notebooks with various apps that are educational as well as entertainment. Different parents have differing opinions on how much technology children should have and at what ages. This implies teaching responsibility for expensive items and using them wisely.


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