It's easy to confuse needs with wants given all the messages out there. We're constantly being told that we need to have more things more often. Let's teach our children the value of gratitude. When we walk around talking about needing a bigger house, a new car, the latest gadget, or spiffier shoes, our kids begin to think this way. Make sure to be grateful for what you have and voice it. By saying we're thankful for what we have instead of complaining about what we lack, we teach our children the importance of living simply and being content.