What I Want For Christmas
Parents, you don't have to go broke shopping for Christmas gifts. Christmas shopping doesn't have to empty your bank account or max out your credit cards. I remember when my son was younger he would ask for hundreds of dollars of toys and I would go out and run from store to store trying to find everything. One day, when I was telling him to pick up his toys that were spilling out of his play area, I decided he had too many toys. So at Christmas time that year when the giant toy magazine came in the newspaper, it went straight into the trash and he didn't even notice it. Believe it or not watching your spending won't harm your children. It can teach them a very good lesson about spending and help your budget. So parents, when you're making plans for Black Friday, instead of buying all of those "must have" toys that will only be played with one time, have a talk with them about the amount. Purchase one to donate to a toy drive and have your child put it in the collection box and then talk to them about why you did it.