With toys becoming easily available for many families, it is easy for your child to get carried away by wanting every toy they see. Often times, it is also easier for children to become more demanding and spoiled. This allows children to become more materialistic, putting pressure on you.
All this may not be necessary. In many families, children now donate gently used toys to less fortunate children who are at homeless shelters, preschools, or other institutions. When children receive new toys, that is when they donate their toys. Why not have that be the same for your children?
Every time your child receives a new toy, have your child donate the same amount of toys he just received. For example, if your child received two toys, then he would donate two gently used toys. Donated toys have to be gently used. Do not allow broken or missing toys to be donated. This will not be a good lesson for children to learn.
Be sure to discuss the process of donating toys with your children, so that they may understand the process. If possible, let your children give the toys to the appropriate parties.
Your children are never too young to donate their toys. The lessons will last a life time.