Parenting QA: How To Handle Teenager’s Constant Requests For Expensive Things?
09/09/2012 | 11:11 AM
How can I handle my teenage girl's constant requests for expensive things?
We certainly live in a commercial culture and teenagers are some of our population's biggest consumers. Teen spending in the US amounts to more than $200 billion dollars, with more than 25.6 million teen-age consumers. But materialism isn't necessarily about greed. According to researchers, materialism among teens if often linked to self-esteem. Studies have shown that teens who have strong social and emotional support, especially from parents, and who are happier are less materialistic. Building and maintaining a good relationship and communication with your teen will go a long way not only to reducing materialism but to improving your overall interactions!Check Out Our Related Content:
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