Monday, Apr. 18, 2011

Avoid Micromanaging the Kids' Souvenir Purchases

We all know it's better to buy things that are exclusive to a destination, not the dreck lining the shelves at Walmart. But kids won't care when their hearts are set on the new Fairy Secret Barbie. If you're allowing kids to pick out souvenirs, set a dollar amount and then back off. Doing so will give them an exercise in financial decisionmaking and help avoid an argument.