As a parent, I've seen the gimmies first hand. They're embarrassing and frustrating. I just wish Mama had given the advice this time (she's always right, right?) rather than Gramps and Gran, who suggest that giving the cubs money to spend every time they go to the store is the solution to their tantrums. It might work initially, but such a lesson will eventually lead children to feeling entitled to getting something every time.
I generally love the Berenstain Bears and have since my own childhood in the 70s. I just can't agree with this one. I DO love and recommend the "Berenstain Bears Trouble with Money" if you're looking for a book with good money lessons for kids. I use it when I get invited to teach in elementary school classes each year.
Todd -Author, "Everyday Money for Everyday People"