I know my parents did with us, they wanted us to have all the things we didn't have before they got us. We were older and it was common for us to get nothing or one thing for Christmas and Birthdays and wear tattered clothes etc.
They went to extremes with Christmas for us, we got new clothes ALL the time, we periodically got things just because.
BUT, we didn't fall into the - entitled group of kids. As we got older we had to work, we babysat at the age of 12 and we had to pay half on name brand things we wanted unless it was a bday or Christmas gift. we were expected to do chores etc. Family vacations happened every year but we had to earn our spending money. When we were older we had to pay sports fees up to 100.00 then they paid the rest. Cars were shared and we paid for our gas and insurance, no new cars - always moms car when she upgraded. Proms and senior trips we funded ourselves because 4 of us were in high school at the same time.
I am just curious if people do this with children they adopt from birth or any other age. Why do you do it?
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