8 Responses to “Simplicity in Action: Daniela”


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  1. I think it is so wonderful you are starting this early with your daughter. We just recently started this rule with my son (who is 7)(if you want a new toy, you have to donate one of your old ones). I always here complaints that kids don’t appreciate things anymore, but I think that appreciation can be cultivated, especially through practices like this.


  2. Daniela

    Thanks Katie, for your feedback! I agree with you, lots of people complain about the amount of toys kids have nowadays, but at the same time it’s more common to give a toy as a present then to do something together.

  3. We are trying to exclude “traditional” gifts from our lives as much as possible, even in our three year old daughter’s case, focusing on experiences instead. We go out to movies, concerts, to the beach and live life through travel (though mostly on our homestead) rather than everyday objects.

  4. What a supportive way to help your child come to terms with the too much stuff of this world! Beautiful story.

  5. Daniela

    Cheryl, this sounds great! What I would love to know how to you explain it to relatives/friends who want to buy toys for your girl? I found this to be the most difficult part sometimes. Even it gets easier with practice ;-)

  6. Daniela

    Thank you, Sandra! Now I’m even more motivated after cleaning out my old stuff out of my mum’s basement – it’s incredible how much one gets/keeps.

  7. Oh, what a wonderful lesson you have taught your daughter. We can definitely imagine teaching our children the same way.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful story.

  8. Anu

    What a lovely story! Thank you for sharing it!

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