Teaching your kids about the importance of money and savings is a difficult task. At Starwalkkids learn how you can educate your child about being frugal when they go grocery shopping. It is best to let the child follow the parent’s footsteps so that the simple things become their habit.
Plan the meals in advance
This can be a practice that you follow weekly where you plan the meals in advance. When you plan your meals you can cross check what you already have and then make a grocery shopping list accordingly. Based on what you already have you can then decide what more would you require to purchase from the grocery store.
Decide on a budget
Kids follow rules and when you teach them something they will follow it perfectly well. So you could begin by telling them what your budget for grocery shopping is and they will make sure that you be on check and do not end up overspending.
Let children accompany you to the grocery store
Involve your children in the grocery shopping. Take them with you and do not do the shopping in haste. When you rush, you end up making mistakes so ensure that you spend time in selecting the products.
Talk with your kids
Have a plan in place and then work around the grocery store according to the plan. Make sure to include a number of fresh foods and stay away from frozen food as much as possible. Choose the vegetables that are seasonal. Also, explain to them why some products may look like a bargain but when you check its price per unit then it may not really be cheap. It is also important that you introduce them to coupons which let you save on shopping.
Go slow and gradually explain the importance of saving when going grocery shopping.