Wed, May 8, 2013 at 2:47 PM2:47 PMMessage starred FROM Christy Pair TO You Show Details FromChristy Pair ToChristy Pair While teaching first grade I taught needs as potatoes reasonably priced, filling, easy to organize, very basic. I taught wants as the gravy on the potatoes as an “extra” item. We talked about this some in connection with apparel. One year I was dressed in a vacation bedazzled sweater that my mil had bought for me. One of the little guys came up to me that morning with disgust and said “That sweater is SOOOO gravy.
” One of my all time fav teaching thoughts I knew he understood the lesson!Just had to share!Excellent post that isn’t just for children, but useful for adults to try also. The more we can teach our infants about what is practical in life the at an advantage they may be. Sometimes as adults we want to take a re-examination and confirm we are on the proper path to boot. With my kids we were always honest and up front. When they’d ask for things transforming into up we would always reply with a question of was it a need or was it a want. It really helped them learn to differentiate on what the critical choices are in life.
My oldest son is 23 and some weeks ago he stopped by to share a narrative about being at the mall and getting ready to make some purchases. He said he could hear me at the back of his mind asking him if he needed the items or did he just want them. We shared a good laugh and he hugged me and thanked me for assisting show him what was best and important in life.