Dealing with Excess Toys
By Pauline El Kallassi Mansour | 12 May 2014 | PARENTING
Do you find yourself involuntarily buying more and more toys to your kids? Is your kids’ room full of cluttered toys to the extent that they are unable to figure out what to play with? Do your kids lose interest quickly with all the toys surrounding them since they cannot find exactly what they really want or decide on one thing?

Kids who have so many toys are usually overwhelmed by them. They do not necessarily enjoy playing with a specific toy.  Some seem unable to focus on one task at hand, are more hyperactive and never satisfied.

As parents, you need to be careful to the message you are transferring to your kids. Through buying so many toys and filling their room with excess, you are unconsciously telling your kids: the more you have, the happier you are….This is completely wrong.

Think wisely every time you buy a toy for your kids. Ask yourself: "Am I trying to make up for the lack that I experienced in my childhood?"

Take care not to project your negative feelings and issues unto them.

Instead:

Teach your kids that EXCESS stuff does not make them necessarily happier.

Encourage your kids, by EXAMPLE, to be happy with what they already have rather than always seek to have more. Your kids need to see you happy and satisfied in the present, so they can feel the same way about themselves.

Build their imagination, creativity and intelligence through imaginative play, role play and some quality time with you.

Teach your kids to enjoy the present moment…

Read this mother’s real life experience….Check out what happened after she took away all her kids’ toys.

http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2012/09/14/why-i-took-all-my-kids-toys-away-why-they-wont-get-them-back/


 

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