Tis the season when my children will get spoiled rotten by all their relatives, despite my attempts to tell Grandma to go easy on the gift giving.
We already have a problem with our 6 & 7 yo leaving expensive toys at friends houses, out in the yard at night and basically a trail whereever they go. Just the other night they both left their scooters out all night- my husband told them "that's it! no xmas presents for either one of you because you don't appreciate or take care of the toys you already have!" never mind the fact that a couple hours later at a relatives house they were both given new toys....hmmmmm, way to stick to it honey!
what are some ideas on teaching appreciation? we bag up and give toys and clothes several times a year...any other ideas?