I feel like I am failing as a mom! My kids (in my opinion) don't seem to appreciate what they have, like it's never enough! (My FRIEND has this and I don't!) Against my better judgement my husband just bought our son an XBOX 360 for $300 and now my son is complaining that he doesn't have the 'right' games for it! I want to pull out my hair! I told him to go find a job mowing lawns and buy some games for himself! Am I wrong here!
Answer by luchousdiva at 4:07 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
I do not think you are wrong at all.. I started working at the age of 12 1/2... Kids today are very spoiled. I remember as a kid not appreciating stuff either.. You start to appreciate when you work for it.
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Answer by Ooftacat at 4:00 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
No you're not a bad mom. I personally think though that big ticket items like that should be earned not just given to them. It's hard for anyone to be grateful when they get thinks for nothing. They'll start to think that they're entitled to it and if it doesn't keep coming they will complain because they feel as if they're being short changed. Maybe you can give him things to do around the house and he earn allowance so that he will be able to buy the games he want.
Answer by SylviaNCali at 4:06 PM on Mar. 5, 2009
You're definitely not wrong.. I think we, as parents, always try to give our kids "what we didn't have as kids".. I just saw a program the other night where a child was made to give away his favorite toy to a charity.. I thought "What a great idea!". It teaches our kids that not all have "the newest gadget" and also makes them appreciate more what they do have.. Teaches humility also!
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