Is the back to school season round the corner and does it make you anxious because you have not done any of your back to school shopping? Don’t worry you are not alone, thousands of parents just as you are reading this are worried exactly about the very same problem. One of the questions that parents have in this context is how much should they involve their kids in the back to school shopping.
Do you involve them at all with the shopping process? Will it simplify things or make it even more complex? When you were young your parents probably did not involve you at all with the shopping process, they probably just got what they thought is best for you. Should you follow the same approach or should you change the approach?
Times have changed and how people shop for their school supplies also has changed. Today you sit right at your desk and order what you want from the comfort of your home. You could probably take advantage of the scenario and get your kids involved. This has multiple benefits.
Before you blindly get your kids involved, you need to pay attention to few important factors. First if they are too small it is best not to involve them. If they are over 12 years then you could probably consider involving them and their level of involvement should be based on their age. At no point of time give them the liberty to use your credit card and place the order themselves. You should be the person who finally places the order.
You can share your budget with the kids and ask them to short list the designs, models that they like and also the stores that offered the best prices for those products. They can do the initial screening process which you of course need to check and ensure that they have played by the rules you have set. This will keep your kids happy because they are selecting what they want. Also it will save you from facing unnecessary protests once the orders are delivered because they are the ones that have selected the products. Initially you could try with products like backpacks. Ask them to check the wholesale backpacks instead of retail stores. This will help you save a lot of money on the long run and you will also have some spare backpacks that you could use in future.
Wholesale backpack shopping will help you save up to 90% on the product cost. You will not have to buy your backpacks every year and this will save your time as you do not have to go through the shopping process every year.
Get your kids in a prudent way and let them help you with the shopping process. If you keep to the basic security factors in mind while involving them, this will prove to be a wonderful way to teach your kids how to make the right choices.