Our son is starting to understand that money represents time and effort.
Mother got tired of her daughters always asking for more stuff, so she made them listen to other people's stories.
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Social media changes the world of barter, and one mom gets a PlayStation 2, clothes and toys for $45.
More kids are asking Santa for necessities rather than toys. The requests show that the recession isn't over for many families.
The lawsuit by a consumer group alleges that toys bait children to eat junk food.
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