Teaching Kids to Care for Their Clothes
A kids’ life is anything but boring. Their world is full of fun things to do. Many times the really fun things to do are those that mess them up badly. We were all kids once and we know what fun looks like. Once in a while they just love to lose themselves and get dirty. The end results is a fun day for the kids but a sorry day for their clothes. It gets dirty. You will find many tears in their clothes from a really rough game. And when they eat stuff, it gets to their clothes which give it stains. It can be frustrating to parents to always be buying new clothes for their children We get frustrated when their new clothes don’t fit them anymore, but more so when their fit clothes are too ruined to wear again. It is not convenient nor cheap to buy new clothes for your children frequently. The good news is that there are things that parents can do to avoid this fast turnover of clothes.
One thing that parents can do to help their children take care of their clothes is to give them clothes that they will want to take care of. If you buy your boys the brand that they really like, they might still have a chance of changing their attitude towards the clothes they are wearing. Perhaps they will forget that they are wearing their best clothes but the likelihood that they will make a serious mess out of it is decreased. Or, you can buy them shirts that have their favorite cartoon characters or sports personality printed on it. They will then want to take care of their shirt to make them last long.
Buying your children hard wearing clothes could help if you don’t want to keep on buying new clothes for them. Although these tough clothes are the more expensive ones, it comes out cheaper than having to buy new ones over and over again.
Don’t make them play with their special clothes; give them play clothes instead. Just like you wouldn’t want to do some tough household chore wearing your best clothes on, you wouldn’t want you children wearing their best shirts when they are going to have an outdoor fun activity. Set aside clothes for play time. You cant stop them from messing up their clothes but if they have certain clothes set aside for play time, then you wouldn’t mind it so much if they come home with tears and dirt on it.
Sometimes you just have to come to terms with having to buy new clothes for your kids who always end up damaging their clothes. It is really expensive to have kids, but if you can teach them to respect and take care of their belongings, you will find yourself saving money and they will have learned to be more sensible with their possessions.