Spoiling children at christmas...

@megs85 (3144)
Australia
December 7, 2006 3:14pm CST
Do you think it is detrimental to tehir development, or is it nice to see their faces overwhelmed with the amount of what they have? I am in trouble off my partner for buying my baby son too much for christmas. It appears we have different opinions on what christmas, expecially gifts, entails. Due to our diverse upbringings I think... Am I allowed to want to give my son everything? I dont want to make him selfish or obsessed with material things, but the kid has lived in hand me downs from his six older cousins and hardly ever gets anything new, special or just his.
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@crystal8577 (1466)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I do not think that you want to set yourself up to where they would come to always expect it. We decided to cut back on spending this year. The girls just had more stuff than ever got played with. We went for what we thought they wanted most.
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
7 Dec 06
thanks for the advice, I hadnt thought of it that way. Its just hard because the only things he has are hand me downs from his cousins so I wanted to get him stuff... just for him, you know?
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@hm1177 (1223)
7 Dec 06
i love spoiling my kids but me and my boyfriend have got carried away with their christmas gifts and we're actually putting some of it away for their birthdays!
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@megs85 (3144)
• Australia
7 Dec 06
Yeah I've got stuff I have had to put away for his birhday too...oops.
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@kids91911 (4365)
• United States
12 Dec 06
Sorry but personally I think a lot of people have lots sight of what christmas is all about.
@deebomb (15317)
• United States
7 Dec 06
You did't say how old your son is. Until they are at least 3 too much can overwhelm and confuse them.. At 2 and undre they will prwfer the box that presants come in.
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I don't think that will because if it happens one time a year.
@breezie (1247)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
My kids are pretty good kids and don't ask for too much. My boyfriend and I try to buy them most things on their wish lists. Christmas is the one time of year we try to spoil our kids and each other. Our kids are not selfish because of it.