In this Help a Mother Out, a Baristaville mom is having a difficult time explaining money, or the lack of it, to her son. In this feature, we ask you, our readers and other moms and dads, to help out with your best advice in comments:
Dear Barista Kids,
My five-year-old is starting to realize the economic differences between families. When he wants new things we often discuss that we are saving for Disney World. Lately he has been asking why we can’t join the Glen Ridge Country Club. I was very point blank and explained that it was just too expensive for us. I have always been straightforward about what we can and can’t do.
Still, yesterday he asked me how come his friend could go to Disney World AND also be a member of the Country Club.
It’s just hard for him to understand that he can’t just go swimming where his good friends go. Trust me he is not lacking for fun activities!
How do I effectively explain it to him?
Economically-challenged in Glen Ridge
Post your advice to Economically-challenged in Glen Ridge in comments and Help a Mother Out.
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