Teach your child that money can buy everything except happiness

We live in a society driven by money. That paper and coins that we ourselves have created and that we ourselves have given that value (sometimes so dangerous) that it has. Children know that from a very young age, they know that things are bought with money, that mom and dad have to work long hours to earn it and be able to pay the bills, the food… everything. Our society has the money to control our actions, but it should never control our happiness.

Money does not buy happiness

Since children are small, they must learn that yes, that money exists, that it has a value, we must teach them how to manage it, to use it responsibly, to achieve it in an honest way … But at the same time, we must also teach to the children that money cannot do everything. Money can’t do everything because the things that really make us happy don’t cost money, they are usually free.

Hugs, love, affection, happiness to achieve things, satisfaction, emotions … All this is what fills people’s hearts and they do not cost money. Sharing life with the people we love the most and enjoying the laughter and the good (and not so good) moments is what really makes us feel alive.

A toy, the latest mobile, a state-of-the-art computer, fashionable and branded clothing … Life and happiness is much more than all this … It is much more than the money you can get and put in your piggy bank to get things materials. It’s okay to save, it’s okay to earn things for yourself, but without happiness depending on it.

Society is wrong …

We live in a world where unfortunately, there are many people who would be able to do anything just for money. This is dangerous, that a man or a woman emotionally clings to an object invented and valued by the human being. It is also dangerous for children to grow up watching adults participate in a society where consumerism is the one that leads people along the same stream. 

We are in a world where consumerism has gone wild, where it seems that appearances are more important than reality, where unstable fashions are followed and where you want the latest of the latest to feel good about yourself … Showing your insecurity, your little personality and your unhappiness. Adults focus on buying and throwing away, that nothing lasts … not their happiness.

Children learn from what they see in adults. If you want to convey to your child that money does not buy everything, words alone are not enough … It will be the daily actions and deeds that really teach the little ones what really matters. They will grow giving one value or another to money, depending on how you value not only money, but also the role it has in your life and whether or not it conditions your happiness.

Money becomes time and time is true that money is NOT bought. If your child does not spend time with you or find happiness at home (because you work long hours, for example), it does not matter all the millions of euros that you accumulate in the bank, nor all the material things you have … Because your son will not find happiness, since happiness will only be found by your side, enjoying the little things, those that do not cost money.