Raising uncluttered kids- Part 1

We got carried away and talked so much about uncluttering kids this week that we had to chop the episode into 2 parts!
Part 1 talks about why kids are cluttered and why it might be a good idea to change that.
Tara and Bec discuss Peaches and Cream Barbie and some of the parenting techniques they've used to keep the clutter monster at bay.

Show Notes:

"For some people buying toys for their children or buying stuff for their children is their way of saying 'I love you'." Tara

"It's only after we start giving them gifts because we love them that they start to equate stuff with love." Bec

British Telegraph: Average Child has 238 toys but plays with just 12 daily.

"Don't raise your kids to have more than you had. Raise them to be more than you were." Unknown

Article: "Here's what happened when we took our kids toys away for a month."

Article: German Kindergartens Ban Toys

"An easy or transactional way to say to your child 'I love you' or 'I value you' is Have this. " Tara

"The more they have, the less grateful they are." Bec

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