Money just can’t buy some things. Yet, so often some parents will try to buy for their children something to substitute for what can not be bought.
For example, children need the attention of their parents. A parent may come home from work with a new toy or trinket for their daughter. Yet, that is no substitute for just being with this child.
A child may have many, many toys. Yet, that may not mean that he or she is really learning to play. Learning to play using the imagination, learning to play with others, and learning to play in such a way that invites creativity are not dependent on how many toys a parent has bought that child.
What does a child need? What does a child need that can not be purchased?