Why don't kids think they get enough?
April 23, 2009 9:00pm CST
My daughter turned 7 and it seems we're going through the complain about everything stage. Nothing is good enough. She always wants more. We just took them outside to play and it was starting to get cloudy. My youngest daughter fell and skinned her knee so I said it was time to go in. My 7 year old started saying, "But I didn't get..." She ended up going to bed early tonight because of it. I went with a lot less than kids nowdays do. I just wish they appreciated things more.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
My 6 year old has those days and I could just scream. I feel the same way. I grew up with pretty much nothing. My dad passed when I was 5 and my mom worked 3 jobs to get us by, and we wasn't getting by with much. My son was the first grand baby on my husband's side of the family, so he got everything and anything and there wasn't telling Nana and Papa no. They've both taken sick and can't give things to him anymore and he doesn't understand the whole concept that spending time with them is better than getting things, but once you life a certain way, you get used to it and don't tolerate change well. We've always been the type of parents to not give in and get things for our kids, so he knows not to pull to many fits like that with us, but there are times he just lays them on us and it makes me wanna say those lines, and have that my parents said to us.. I used to walk to 3 miles to school, in 3 feet of snow, up a hill. Makes him stop and think about things from time to time, and the fits stop and he starts asking questions about how things were when I was younger. Though, it wasn't that long ago, things have changed drasticaly.
• United States
25 Apr 09
There were times my sister and I didn't complain at all. But we were probably in the presence of our dad because he didn't put up with complaining. He was one of 16 children, so as you can imagine he didn't dare complain. His parents were strict, as they had to be. But I know I did complain a lot. I shudder to think how annoying I must have been to my mother. She would get exasperated to no end, poor woman. And when my sister and I got into our teenage years we probably got worse. I guess maybe it is a phase parents have to ride out? But who knows, maybe she'll have an attitude adjustment. Heaven knows life can do that to a person. You know, just make us more grateful.