In light of the holidays, I've seen a lot of posts on other mom websites of moms bummed because they didn't get their kids what they wanted. I have a 3 year old DD, is this something I have to look forward to? My DD has not or normally doesn't ask for anything and if she does she can either save her money for it (especially if it is a high ticket item; $20 or more). Normally, if she asks for something expensive I tell her that we do not have the money for it (which we don't) and she will have to save her money and she is completely accepting of it; doesn't ask twice or throw a fit.
We bought her a $9 Black Friday vacuum cleaner for Christmas and she was just so happy with that! The little things are the things that make her happy; time with DH & I, cleaning her blankies, etc.
Are kids conditioned to their 'wants'? Are the wanting kids the ones in which a parent buys them everything and never tells them no? Am I in for a rude awakening or are we just blessed with a little girl that is happy with what she has and gets?
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