Emily saw lots of princess things recently on Daddy's computer screen and mentioned that she wanted to buy them! We told her she would have to save her own money to do so. We got out her piggy bank and counted what she had, took out her offering and gave her a job of cleaning the bathroom for a quarter.
She had $10 to spend - so the next day, we took her to the store complete with her own purse:
bag of change...
and let her pick out what she wanted: princess cell phone and purse and a pair of fun dress up shoes! I was so pleased with how she handled the bigger ticket items she could not buy and did not complain about and that she shared the shoes with her sister! It was so cute!
How do you handle money with your children? We are just venturing into this territory - so I'm learning as I go!