“The Mommy / Daddy Buy Back Program”
Remember the post-Halloween game your parents played with you to get you to give up most of your Halloween candy?
The Buy Back Program is where Mom & Dad buy your candy from you – and let’s face it, a new video game, popular outfit or cool piece of technology can be a great carrot to get the kids away from all of that candy.
Why not have a “Buy Back Program” for unused toys and clothing? Assign a value to each item (sort of like the IRS assigns a value to donation items).
Want to reduce the focus on the money? Agree with your child that a percentage of the money they get as part of the buy back program is donated to a charity of their choice. Help them make the donation and engage in the charity.
Organize your house. Organize the kids stuff. And create a valuable lesson. Win. Win. Win.