When dealing with impatience related to acquiring some object or material thing, instead of instantly gratifying your kid's urges by buying what he wants or letting him spend his cash, insist he wait (an hour, day, week). During the time, he must think whether he really needs the product. After all, there is a difference between "need" and "want," and impatient kids often confuse the two. Some parents have their kids write down or draw a picture of the item desired and post it until the date that he can go out and purchase it.Younger kids can use a calendar to check off each day, until the specified time when they can purchase the item. But if he loses interest before the time is up, even he probably will agree that he didn't really "need" the item after all.
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