Do kids earn things anymore? Like doing extra chores or get a job?
I have thinking about this more and more with all the things kids get.
I saw this on a forum I visit
"9 year old neighbor child told me all the wonderful gifts Santa Claus brought her. Laptop, with scanner and printer, IPOD touch, bicycle, cellphone with separate keyboard for texting, American Girl doll with assorted accessories." At 9!!! Seriously.I personaly think thats a bit insane.It also brings to the front that I know of a 17 year old who thinks she is above doing chores.Like in a family of 5 where Mom cannot do it all.The teenager is to load the dishwasher and clean the kitchen after dinner and wipe off the table and on occasion help with other things...Sometimes they help but most time mom has to end up cleaning the kitchen the next day.
So back to wanting everything.Teenager want a Kindle and was told no.They then stomp off and slam doors.When asked why they need this its because they dont want to wait for the books at the library....umm ok.So you dont have a job and you want a kindle,just how will you buy the books? No answer
I am all for getting kids stuff and my kids have a alot but all at once and so young.It just seems like a lot for a small kid