Are we turning our children into spoiled brats?
When my son was born about six years ago, I read plenty of parenting books that said I should buy gifts for my daughter as a way to help celebrate her new title as a big sister and of course avoid any jealousy issues that may arrive with the birth of her younger brother. For plenty of years after that I also made a conscious effort to buy one child a present even on their sibling’s birthday just so they don’t feel left out.
I know it might sound like a ‘lazy parenting’ thing to do, but trust me when I saw I just wanted to avoid any drama that would arise especially if all hell would break lose over a toy.
Well now, one mom is weighting in on this trend and she’s absolutely right.
One mother’s essay on how we should stop giving siblings gifts during kid birthdays is going viral.