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福克斯新聞:孩子想要的圣誕禮物太貴怎么辦

發表時間:2018-12-31內容來源:VOA英語學習網

Fox on Family. The holiday season can put parents under pressure, not knowing if Santa can deliver the top of the wishlist.

Sometimes it's just too expensive: "Really this is the perfect time to have a discussion of values with our kids."

Author and father of three, Andrew Whitman, says for older kids, be honest about financial priorities: "And then, if it's really something they want, come up with a plan to execute getting it. Starting with them saving their money and then figuring out ways to earn money to get it later on down the road."

And if it's something that you don't want them to have yet: "Just tell them straight up, 'Hey, you're not ready for that yet.' But give them benchmarks to look forward to... Right?

And I'm going to set up intermediary gifts until they reach that maturity level to handle it."

Now, for younger kids, similar might be close enough: "Whatever they think they've got to have right now, they get distracted with the newest greatest thing, if you put it in front of them, they're going to love it."

Wittman also says kids act how we act, by dreaming big and being grateful for whatever we have.

With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.

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