A review of why the RIE philosophy mixes well with people who go against the grain. A practice where money and babies don’t collide.
On this blog I have set 3 main goals for myself, not just of things I want to talk about but of things I want to learn more about and get better at. The journey includes retirement, travel, and parenthood, the common denominator is using money as the tool that ties it all together.
So why would someone who is budget conscious like Janet Lansbury’s blog , well simply put the child rearing philosophy she speaks about does not encourage immersing your baby or any child into a sea of toys and one trick ponies. Parents are encouraged to let children develop on their own. That means no walkers, jumping seats or spending time in any other restrictive apparatus. She explains how children can find entertainment in nature, explore and be creative . That means no on toys that are flashy and distracting.
What does this add up to? Financially big saving. By deeming most of what we currently believe to be necessary for our kids as unnecessary an even detrimental to their natural development. We end up with encouragement for limiting items, no one is on the hook for “depriving” their children of these worthless toys. Instead you learn to tune in to your children and when they can just be, you are free from having to buy an endless parade of toys to entertain them.
I found Janet’s blog long before I found MMM. I recommend you to check it out. I think it’s very compatible with the goals here.
I am attaching two posts, I think it is as good a place as any to start, but like with any blog you need to poke around and at least read several article to get an idea of some of the intricacies in the parenting philosophy.
So having kids doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and actually I believe you’ll find if you spend more time and less money that baby and budgets don’t actually collide.