"We can't have everything we want when we want it. If children don't learn the virtue of patience at an early age, a parent could find themselves in a very difficult situation when that child is older and it comes time to say 'no' to a big-ticket item they are wanting," she explains.
No matter your child's age or the budget you're working with, Boyd-Soisson says that there's always a deeper message to be heard when it comes to spending money.
"It's a good lesson to learn that things that don't cost a lot of money can be the most enjoyable -- such as spending time with family."
-- Written by Kathryn Tuggle for MainStreet