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How can parents teach their children to reject materialist and consumerist values?

What are ways to encourage learning through making things and to learn science, instead of relying solely on consumer goods and the belief that buying kids things is a substitute for parents spending time with their children?
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tynamite
tynamite's avatar I can answer this question in one sentence.
By not buying them everything they want, because you can't afford it.

Update

The point of my answer, is that children should learn from what they can't have, whilst trying to have what they should. When children have what's beyond their means, problems arise; but not if they only have what they want.
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Richer people have better health.

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