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Living a life of luxury doesn’t mean you don’t take note of some of the more important aspects of life. You may want to raise your children the same way. However, bestowing too many gifts upon your child could result in them becoming entitled or rude. Therefore, it can be a good idea to have balance in your parenting. 

You don’t need to leave them without things but, at the same time, it can also be good to give them some luxuries that may not come in the form of material goods – read on to find out more.

Appropriate toys

Having money to spare doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy as many things for your child as possible. That being said, the things you do buy may need to be appropriate depending on your child’s age and interest. 

Looking specifically for gifts for boys aged 10 can help you to find something for your son that is developmentally appropriate, but still popular among his peers. The luxuries you buy for your child also don’t need to be overly expensive. Realistically, especially among younger children, expensive or breakable items may be more inclined to get damaged. Opting for cheaper, but still good quality, alternatives until your child learns to respect their possessions could be a better idea.

Think of the future

There may be a number of significant costs in your child’s future that you could assist with by thinking about them in the present. Your child might grow up to have aspirations of certain careers that involve going to college. However, this can be incredibly expensive, especially if they want to study abroad. 

Setting up a college fund when they are young can help your money to grow and provide them with the means of financing the tuition fees and living expenses. Should they not wish to attend college, and instead start working and earning a living, that money could then be used as a down payment to allow them to buy their own home and live a comfortable life independently.

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Acknowledge their privilege

Being rich can occur in a number of different ways. It may not always be about having a significant sum of money or designer goods. Even having a roof over your head and nutritional food on the table can be seen as a luxury by some, as wrong as that may be. Teaching your child to be grateful for the things they are given, no matter how small, can help them to develop into kind, compassionate adults. This, alongside learning to say no to some of their wants, could help to prevent them from becoming spoiled or elitist.

Raising children can be difficult, regardless of how much you have in your life. By considering some of the things that can help your children enjoy both their younger years and adulthood, you may be able to set them up for success. In addition to this, teaching them kindness and modelling positive behaviours can help them to be rich in manners and personality.

Jose Amorim
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