Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Children with low self-esteem want more consumer goods

Materialism in children appears to be linked to self-esteem, with their desire for consumer goods mounting as their self-esteem declines, says a U.S. study.

We talk a lot about Autumn and materialism, and getting a bunch of stuff at birthday's and Christmas for her. We thought about making "No made in China" rules, or no plastic rules, but worried about imposing a belief system on people who are just trying to be nice. That said, I would like to think of a way to help curb her away from being ultra-materialistic. To me, it's okay to want something, it's just not okay to live your life defined by having it, or not having it.

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