I hear so many moms saying not to spoil your children & buy them everything they want or they wont appreciate things & learn to do for themselves. But I disagree. I have friends whos parents didnt have much money, and they were so used to living that way, that they didnt strive to make more money when they grew up. But I always got whatever i wanted, and all my bills are paid for me until i graduate college. Since ive always had whatever i wanted, i want to continue to live that way, and i want that for my children, so that has givin me more motivation to graduate college & have a career that i will be able to do that. What do you think?
Answer by PsychMommie at 5:15 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
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Answer by Decker at 5:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
The majority don't turn out like you. You aren't your children's character personality either, so you won't know that until they are getting on in age. But you do what you want and see how it turns out.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
I think it is a parent's right to provide how they see fit within their means. There is no shame in not having money to purchase "extras" and nor is there no shame in having money to provide them with more "things" either. The only thing I would want to add is that by giving your child everything means also holding out at times. The gift of wishing and wanting, hoping and praying for a special toy is a wonderful gift to give our children. Even the gift of disappointment is a gift to let our children experience. While they may experience having nice material items they will experience disappointments and hurts. One way to teach them about wishing/wanting and hoping is to let them wish and wonder if they are going to get that special toy. Sometimes they do and the joy of fulfillment in our children is worth the wait for them and for us. It is also okay to say NO even when we can well afford it - because they need to have
Answer by frogdawg at 8:34 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by frogdawg at 8:36 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
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