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Kids Give Away ALL Their Money?

Crystal's young daughter gives away all the money she receives from her commission for house work, so Crystal needs to gently instruct her about saving.

QUESTION: Crystal has started paying her children a commission for work around the house.  Her six-year-old daughter is giving every penny to church and missions.  How can Crystal instruct her that she needs to save and spend some as well.

ANSWER: You need to gently instruct her because if she gives everything away, she’ll be broke the rest of her life.  She needs to learn balance.  The best givers are those who know how to balance spending and saving along with giving.  She has a sweet spirit though and you don’t want to break that.

We need to remember that we cannot be God and carry the world on our shoulders by giving everything away.