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Do you buy your child everything they ask for?

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honesty33

Asked by honesty33 at 8:58 AM on Nov. 8, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • negative
    sure way to have spoiled kids
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 9:02 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Just about,yes. He asks for so little though,and he's a good kid so i do spoil him. We feel we compensate him because of his autism.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:05 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • no way. When my son asks to look at toys, i tell him you can look, but your not getting any toys today, and he will happily look and then walk away
    cassie_kellison

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:09 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Autistic kids can still be spoiled kids, which doesn't help with their behavioral issues when they are older. Its going to be hard enough for them to get along in society as it is without being spoiled and selfish (and not realizing they are like that) on top of it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Uh NO! After rent/bills and food, we barely have anything left!!!
    newmom28

    Answer by newmom28 at 9:19 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • No, but if something gets asked for repeatedly over an extended period of time, it goes on my mental list of Christmas/Birthday presents.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 9:34 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • No way! My kids know that everyone in America is short on money (we home school and are learning about how the economy can make it hard for everyone to have money for NEEDS just like the Great Depression). Even if money isn't an issue kids should NOT get everything they want. They should have basic NEEDS provided and then WANTS can be earned. They know that there are many children that don't even have their NEEDS provided much less anything they WANT. In fact, this past weekend, my kids made Christmas presents for Santa because "no one has ever given Santa a present and that's just not fair!"

    Every year for Christmas, they are given about 10 days 6-8 weeks before Christmas to put toys and clothes no longer wanted or needed to donate to kids less fortunate. Then they can begin making their wish list for Santa. Giving before receiving - ALWAYS!
    Babylove76

    Answer by Babylove76 at 9:46 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I don't, but my stepdaughters mother does! She's 9 years old - has a cell phone, nintendo DS, Sony PSP, iPod Nano, clothes from designer stores only (we get frowned upon when we buy her stuff from Walmart or Target cuz that's all we can afford). If I'm in the store with her and I have to get some things for the house or my son (baby), she has to try and finagle me into getting her something, and I say no and she asks why (u can tell she barely gets that word said to her...).
    SweetPieMama24

    Answer by SweetPieMama24 at 9:46 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • No way. After bills, they occassionally get anything besides b-day or special day.
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 9:55 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • no
    Truelove77

    Answer by Truelove77 at 10:19 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

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