When one child has a birthday, do you give a small gift to the other children? when I was a kid we did that mostly for the kids too little to understand-
Asked by Anonymous at 9:33 AM on Feb. 9, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by JonesMama at 10:20 AM on Feb. 9, 2010
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Answer by hypermamaz at 12:03 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
OP- I see benefits for both. when a kid is too little to understand the words you are using to explain it to them, I think a little something is OK. But I see what Jonesmama and anon 11:21 say. When my family did it, it was just a little things that was given to the 'other child', so no one got to ask for something. In the case of anon11:21, my mom was bad about my having to make way for my sister who 'was too little to understand' she's mid 30s and still doesn't understand! My aunt was like that with my cousin too.But then in cases of both kids I think that was just the way they were.
I think there can be a happy medium- if you are going to give the little ones lee way, then know when to quit. I think the kid that was the most indulged with toys was also the most generous with sharing.
So I guess you just have to know what is best in each case.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Feb. 9, 2010