Teens and More Stuff (6-1-2010)

Written by Mark Gregston. Posted in Parenting



Teenagers fail to grow out of their childish self-centeredness, when they are given everything they want by their parents.

Giving a teen more stuff won’t make them happier, feel more significant, or become more responsible. It just means they have more stuff — without understanding the sacrifice it took their parents to pay for it. So, they tend to want more and more.

I see it daily in my work with teens who have hit bottom. They seemingly have nothing to look forward to. They already have it all!

Unbridled spending by parents doesn’t help a child. So, instead of always providing – begin preparing them to pay for their own needs and learn how to manage their own money.

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