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    Tamela

    This is why it is a good reason to look at great informational videos and sites. I have never thought about this issue and I do shop in front of my kids BUT I wish I had read this or heard this long ago. I happen to agree with Melissa but alas I think it is too late for me. Good parenting I think though.

    Melissa-CloudMom

    Thanks Tamela! Can always count on you for a few supportive words!
    xoxo, Melissa

    Erika

    I do shop online in front of my children, but after having looked (in front of them) for the best deal. If I can find a good price on the store, I’ll buy it there. Otherwise, I prefer to pay as little as possible and also teach that delaying instant gratification can also be rewarding. What we’ve done with our daughter to teach her the value of money, we reward good behavior with a set amount… like an allowance, but based on behavior. If she’s really good, she gets a certain amount. If she’s really really bad, she has to give some money back. So, every time she wants to buy a toy or something extra, she has her own money to decide what to do with it (by the way, she just recently turned 6, and this system was invented by her kindergarten teacher). So, as long as you talk to your kids about what you’re doing, and not only buy with one click, I think it is fine to shop online in front of them.