My step son's (he is 8 yrs old) birth mom gave him his own cell phone yesterday and told us that it is for emergency at her house. We told her we did not want the responsibility of it here in our home the kids here are not gentle with there toys and belongings and SS is not the most responsible with his belongings he always needs reminders. I just feel she is always buying him stuff like that to buy his love we do not keep up with technology here in our house and he constantly comes to our home bragging about what his BM bought for him this week. He just has that spoiled boy attitude lately and I want him to understand we are not like that here! But it has been going on for as long as he has been able to know what is better than this and I have been with my husband now ever sens he was born! So frustrating!!!
Answer by MissMommyK at 2:50 PM on May. 25, 2010
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Answer by MissMommyK at 2:59 PM on May. 25, 2010
It depends on the situation. There is no reason you can't keep the phone for him when he is at your house and then he can use it to call his mother. That would be the nice thing to do. Don't even think or talk about "buying love". A mother can buy things for her child. Just be happy for him. If she buys things he brings home that gives you more money to spend on your biological children.
He can't have a spoiled attitude if no one responds in a way that feeds into the attitude. When he talks about what she bought say "that's nice" and let the conversation end.
Answer by Gailll at 2:59 PM on May. 25, 2010
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