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- Sep 3, 2011
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Yes a dollar is a lot of money to a child. I was pretty generous but for a reason. When my children started 1st grade (about the same time they start losing their teeth) is when I bought them a bank and started teaching them the value of money and the rewards in life for earning it. I encouraged saving. I wasn't a mom that caved to their child's begging and crying for something in the toy aisle. Mine brought their own money they earned through assigned chores, grade cards showing effort, birthdays, and yes even tooth fairy money. I was probably more generous than most but at the same time I wanted the trip to the store to be a positive one where they would have enough to purchase something. They learned quickly what their money would buy. If they didn't have enough, they could settle on something else or wait a couple more allowances, a grade card etc. till they did. I believe doing it that way taught them a greater appreciation for their stuff.A dollar is still a lot of money to any child young enough to still believe in the tooth fairy. If they're asking for more chances are good you're well beyond the stage where the tooth fairy is even a thing.