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9 Surprising Ways You Might Be Over-Parenting Your Child

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Teen girl holding broken smart phone

Replacing Lost or Broken Items


Sometimes toys or personal items really are lost or broken by accident. But, if your child is careless with her possessions, and mistreats or constantly loses them, resist the urge to immediately replace them. Seeing your child upset is, well, upsetting, , but by showing her that it's important to take care of her things, she'll likely become more responsible in making sure they stay in one piece.

This is a good lesson for older children and teens as well. Cell phones and other electronic items are a privilege, not a necessity. If your teen loses or breaks hers, having to buy a replacement with her own money will help teach her about the value of her possessions.

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