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Are Your Children Shopping Addicts? Here’s How to Get Back to Basics

“I want a Louis Vuitton bag,” “I need Seven jeans. I don’t care if they cost $165, all the girls have them!” “Tomorrow is class picture day and I need to have my hair and makeup done - professionally.” This upscale spending phenomenon is the product of the an expanded frame of reference as our children’s compare themselves to their affluent TV friends as well as Hollywood celebrities instead of just the Joneses. What children want has become their “basic necessity”. All over the United States middle class parents are surrendering to the unreasonable demands of their terrorist children. However, everyone knows that giving into terrorists rarely works; in fact, it just increases their appetite for more.
Parents, don’t be afraid to take back your power! Children are blatantly letting you know that they are experiencing self-doubts and fears. Nudge them past their negativities and insecurities to emerge from the cocoon into the light of their empowerment. Here are eight tips to invest in your children’s good values and self-worth:

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