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Your kids could benefit from less gifts, researchers say

Parents resist gift giving with Four Gift Rule
Posted at 9:40 PM, Dec 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 13:53:21-05

A new trend gaining traction on the internet this Christmas: The Four Gift Rule.

Parents are challenging themselves, and each other, to follow the rule that limits the number of gifts kids get for the holidays.

The idea is to save money and to make children more appreciative of their gifts. The rule means a child gets one of each:

  1. A gift they want
  2. A gift they need
  3. A gift they'll wear
  4. A gift they read


According to Moneyish, A new study being published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development found that toddlers with fewer toys were more creative and focused than those pawing through more playthings. When University of Toledo researchers gave tots under age three either four toys or 16, those with just a couple of toys played with individual items longer, “allowing better focus to explore and play more creatively,” researchers wrote, concluding that fewer toys “promotes development and healthy play.”

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