Next >︎
To Top

Grocery Shopping With Kids

When grocery shopping with my younger children, I would give each of them 2 quarters to spend in the gumball machines at the end of our trip.

While shopping, they would see all kinds of things that they didn't need, like a certain cereal just because of the toy inside or some over priced item in the toy row. I would just say to them, "Well, if we buy that, you will have to give me your quarters and not get anything out of the machine." They would always keep the quarters and save them for the end of the trip.

Ad



Sometimes they would save the quarters to buy themselves a toy at a later time.

By Suzy from Rocklin, Ca

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 20, 20060 found this helpful

Giving choices shows great parenting skills. I really believe that giving even young children choices helps them think things through and allows them to feel in control. I always did this with my son when he was young. Even if the choice was as simple as if you are good at the grocery store we will go to the park later to play, if you don't behave, we'll stay at home and you'll have to play by yourself.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Next >︎
Categories
Parenting General Parenting AdviceJune 20, 2006
Guides
More
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/20 00:24:00 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!