need to make more money for our kids

Loretta - posted on 12/26/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My name is Loretta Harris I have 4kids that I'm taking care of on my own as they get older they are asking for more things. Things that are to much money for me to bye on my own. I have bills to pay and I'm single if there are any lady's going though what I am we need a way to my more money for our life to get better

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Dove - posted on 12/26/2013

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As they get older... make THEM work for what they want. That's what I do. I'm disabled and raising 3 kids on my own... and 'stuff' doesn't come for free. They learn to prioritize and pitch in... asking relatives for odd jobs to make a bit of money... realizing they don't REALLY need certain things that they think they do.

I understand wanting to get them 'more', but the lessons they learn from hard work and prioritizing will serve them better in the future.

Jodi - posted on 12/26/2013

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Oh, my mistake, I thought they were asking for more things and you were wanting to give them the things they were asking for. When it comes down to it, you have to live within your means, and the best thing you can do for your children as a life lesson is show them how you can do that. Giving them the things they ask for when you can't afford it is teaching them nothing valuable in life.

Loretta - posted on 12/26/2013

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Yes I heard it all my life something I don't want to give my kids. I'm just looking for a way to make more money and still spend time with the babys

Jodi - posted on 12/26/2013

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Have you heard of the word "no"? If it isn't a necessity and they keep asking for it, that word is a wonderful one to have in your vocabulary. As the parent, learn to use it.

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