ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?
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ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?
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So many people spend more than can afford in an effort to supply their kids w/ ALL  the  TOYS; ELECTRONIC  GADGETS; popular styles of CLOTHING& SHOES,.That are seen on  T
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Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/26/2011 10:26 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?:
The most important things that you can give your children money can't buy,that is LOVE,not material possessions.We as parents have to teach our children right from wrong,faith and respect.I feel that too many parents try to compensate their lack of time spent with their children,with material possessions.Allow your children to experience nature and to respect it.We do just about everything as a family.When Mike and I got married and had our children,we promised to be the best parents that we could possibly be.Sure our children had their share of things that they wanted,but they had to earn it,no one hands you anything.Things are different now from when we were growing up,and I see a lot of children who have too much and they still are not happy.My answer to the question is no it isn't necessary to give your children everything out on the market.My kids were always happy with anything they received.
Posted by gale g


Well said and I agree! 

What happended to Children enjoying the simple toys...baseball, football, basketball, coloring books, dolls; no they must have all this electronic stuff,  and they will only wear Brand name clothing and shoes.  I also cannot believe how some of them dress for school. 

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 2:34 AM EDT
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Gale and Susan,  I agree with both of you. My kids got what they needed and were happy with
that. My grandkids have computers, brand name clothing and shoes and still ask for more. They
never seem to be happy and always want more. They are 16, 14, and 11. I really wonder how they
are going to be when they become adults!!!!

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 5:55 AM EDT
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When I was growing up my parents really did not have very much. We got love, food, shelter, and love. We had chores to do and since I was the second girl, I got "hand me downs" (clothing that was once owned by my sister or cousin). My own children were raised on these similar principles, but I must admit that they did receive a little more than what I had received, but we raised them with love and respect which I now see that my granddaughters are taught too.

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 6:46 AM EDT
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Our kids were told that we gave "Santa" some money & if they were naughty, he used the money for a good poor kid (I think they were 4 yr. old).They would look at Christmas catalogues & put their initial by what they wanted, but they knew they would not get everything because we could not give santa a lot of money.  They did not ask for things during the rest of the year, they saved it all for santa. Our 7 grandkids were great, I would ask each one to tell me what he or she wanted, but told them that grandma did not have too much money.  One year a boy asked for a robe so he would have one for sleep overs, another kid wanted puzzles (she said  her parents said she was to young for them) another wanted gum, animal cookies in a bag, "1" big candy cane & for me to make him chicken soup & please write a note that he did not have to share his presents(when I gave a treat I would give enough to share & always said to share), another kid wanted his own pencils, colors, markers & paper in a box with his name on it (I got a nice size box with a lid & covered with contact & he decided to leave it at out house so he would have it here when he visited, he finally took it home when he was 12(it was full of drawings etc. ). There were requests for a whole bag of balloons, slippers that did not look like they were for a baby, a watch, gel pens,  match box cars, purple gloves(they took time to find), there were too many to list, but you get the idea. One son once told his kids to ask for new bikes & they said no dad, we ask santa for bikes cause they cost too much. The kids now range from 12 to 21 & when we talk about Christmas lists, they say that even though I did not spend a lot on them they knew that I would buy every thing on the list & I never said it was silly(soup or gum) or they did not need it.  Hubby & I did buy all a nicer gift, but these little things were just from grandma.

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 9:02 AM EDT
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I believe that some children feel "intitled" at a very young age. What's sad is, when they grow up they still expect every thing to be handed to them.

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 10:44 AM EDT
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as i look back at my children growing up and their wants . i am glad  i dont have small children . the cost of their wants is out of  this world. feeding them ,clothes cell phones ,computers. the games . i feel sorry for them .and  i agree you don't have to provide everything they want.the world today is fast girls taking there  clothes off for boys and putting it on a cell phone? its nuts

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 12:43 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?:
I believe that some children feel "intitled" at a very young age. What's sad is, when they grow up they still expect every thing to be handed to them.
Posted by Renee C


I'll agree with that.  Once they get that entitled feeling it carries on throughout their lives.  it is not a good thing.

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 12:48 PM EDT
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I don't have children, but I was one once.  I remember my sister and I using our imaginations in play.  We didn't have a lot but we didn't realize it.  My parents gave us all we needed and we were happy.  We spent lots of time outside playing;
 jump rope, ball, and many imaginative games.  Of course there weren't all those electronic things when we were kids.  Now kids thing they have to have every new thing that comes out.  I don't think parents are doing them any favors by buying everything they ask for.

Re: ISIT REALLY NECESSARY TO PROVIDE OUR KIDS w each& every TOY/POPUlAR CLOTHING OR SHOE I TEM GADGRT THEY SEE& WANT?

posted at 3/27/2011 1:18 PM EDT
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While my 2 sons were growing up, I often had parents of their friends approach me and thank me for "setting the bar."  If we told our sons they couldn't have the latest gadget or go to an unsupervised event, etc. the other parents used us as the reason their child/children could not have or attend as well. Our sons didn't like it at the time but have since thanked us for providing guidance and protection during those earlier years.

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