a cell phone, a Gameboy, a DS? My oldest 10 now got a cell phone from her father about 1 and 1/2 years ago after she decided she wanted to go see her grandmother and ran away from home taking her then 6 year old sister with her. I said that it was stupid for her to have it seeing as the area we live in does not get good service at all even on my cell phone, and seeing as I have a home she had plenty of ways to call them if I thought she needed to. So after telling her that she was not to give the # to anyone at all, she decided to give it to a boy at school.She is 9 she should not even have a stupid phone or be giving #'s to any boys at school!! So that year she got a DS for Christmas from her father and now I am considered mean because I will not let her bring it home. So they were asked what they wanted for Christmas and they both said they wanted a DS or a Gameboy for here. NO!! WE ONLY HAVE A WII, GC, AND PS2. Am I mean???
Asked by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Dec. 8, 2008 in General Parenting
WHAT NO YOUR NOT MOST PARENTS SPOIL THERE CHILDREN WAY TOO MUCH THEY DO NOT NEED ALL THAT MOST CHILDREN ARE TRYING TO GROW UP TO FAST IT'S CRAZY MY 9 YR OLD WANTS A CELL PHONE I TOLD HER NO WAY WHAT FOR I TOLD HER MAYBE WHEN YOU ARE 13 THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT ! IF THEY WANT A EXPENSIVE GIFT TELL THEM THAT IS THE ONLY GIFT YOU WILL GET I THINK THEY WOULD CHANGE THERE MIND LOL ! IT MAKES YOU A BETTER PARENT TO STAND UP AND SAY NO WAY !!!
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Answer by evelynwest at 4:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
I think that you needs to talk to your daughters father and let him know how you feel. It's kind of unfair if the dad asks his daughter what she would like for Christmas and she tells him for mom to only say NO. Discuss with your daughters what a good gift would be for your house. I hope your daughter does not start to feel that the only reason why MOM says NO is because it's from dad. I would have your girls write a christmas list check off items you want to buy them cross out items you do not approve of and send dad a copy. This way dad can get the girls something on their christmas list.
Answer by mommiedear at 8:01 PM on Dec. 8, 2008