The Problem with New Stuff



How can we teach our kids to develop an attitude of contentment--not just at Thanksgiving but all year long?

It seems like the more new stuff I buy for my kids, the more they want. 

I recently read a parenting article that said a constant supply of new stuff creates a sense of entitlement, because our kids stay focused on what’s coming next, instead of enjoying what they already have.

The Bible calls this struggle discontentment – it’s the condition of never being satisfied.

So, how do we help our kids learn to be content?  I’m working on it at our house by helping my kids enjoy what they have. We’ve been playing board games together and going for long walks with our dogs at night, and you know what? My kids really seem more content. This week we’re going to get intentional about sharing what we’re thankful for, not just at Thanksgiving but all year long.

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