~ If your preteen CHOOSES to buy an item less expensive reward them with a portion of what they saved
~ If they CHOOSE to not buy an item reward them with a portion of what they saved
~ Put a limit on mall spending so they will realize they can get several no-name brands or 1 or 2 name brands
~ Have your kids clip coupons for the items on your grocery list so they can see how much you saved using them
~ Limit spending on recreation and help them find free entertainment when they exceed the limit
~ Don't bail out mistakes so they'll learn consequences
~ Have them use THEIR $$$ for things like video games, movies, etc.
~ Instead of handing out $$$ teach kids to work for their dollars