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LisforLeslie
December 6, 2023 at 8:34 am #1126964

I think this is the foundational time for a tween/teenager to understand how much things “cost” in terms of effort and time. When I was this age my mom set cost limits on how much she was willing to spend on an article of clothing. If I went over that limit, I had to pay 50% of the item, not the balance. So if she was willing to pay $25 for pants and I wanted a pair of $70 pants, she would buy them but put them in her closet until I paid her $35. Sometimes it was to my advantage, sometimes not so much. If a shirt was set at $20 but I wanted something that was $30, I paid $15.

Anyway, I gave my nephew a crisp $100 for his birthday and he was delighted. Your nieces and nephews might be spoiled or they might not have basic concepts of cost/effort yet.