Spoiling your child is a natural instinct. As a parent we want to give our children everything they want. We want to see our children happy and we want our children to feel loved. We don’t want to see our children deprived of anything in this world. We sometime acquaint this to being a good parent.
During the holidays, we may sometimes feel that the more toys we buy for a child, the more they will feel love and love us. There are probably so many toys that your child wants for the holidays, but when is enough, enough?
Toys Do Not Equal Love
No amount of toys given to a child can compare to the love that you can give your child. Yes, children love toys as they are provide them with lots of fun, engage the mind, and entice creativity; however, that would not matter without your love.
Remember that it is not about how much you give. Sometimes it is just simply giving from the heart according to your budget. Children often have their minds set on certain toys, but it should be explained to them that they can’t always receive everything they want.
Have Your Child Make a List
To resolve the issue of you trying to figure out what to buy your child, and your child asking for numerous toys that they want, have your child make a list of their most wanted toys. Have your child list all the toys they would want without holding back.
Now you take the list and inform your child that they may receive some of the items on the list, but not all. Even if you have the money to buy all the toys, it is best to limit the toys to a few so that they grow up understanding that not everything is given all the time, and sometimes you won’t receive what you want.
Purchase Toys Based on Need
If your child wants a high-end toy, then that one toy is enough. There is no rule that says a child should receive numerous toys during the holidays. Sometimes it is that one special toy that will be appreciated and played with for years to come.
If a child receives an abundance of toys, yes, it may be exciting in the beginning for your child, but that excitement will soon wear off. It is impossible for your child to play with all the toys he or she receives at all times. He or she will end up picking their most favorite and the other toys will be left to the side in the corner of the room.
We sometimes have this preconceived notion that the more we buy our child the better, but this is not so. A child can be just as happy with one toy as he or she can be with many toys. What matters is that the toy is given with thought. You know your child best, so buying him or her something that suits their personality will be a winner each time.