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Mom-Of-3 Slammed For Getting Her Kids 350 Presents For Christmas That Took 3 Hours To Open

Date November 1, 2019 16:37

Have you ever got more than 10 presents for Christmas? How about 350?

Emma Tapping became an internet sensation after posting a photo of her Christmas tree, which was barely seen under the gigantic pile of gifts.

The mom-of-three from the Isle of Man cashed out almost $3000 to get 350 presents for her children. Emma and her family gained so much fame that she is now a star of the documentary titled Xmas Excess: Parents Splash the Cash.

Tapping revealed that the opening of all of those presents takes a lot of time. She explained:

It normally takes about three hours to open everything. We have a break in-between and a bacon butty and a cup of tea.

But what’s more ‘strange’ is that Emma, who runs a holiday cottage for a living, carefully wrapped each and every present. How long did it take her, you ask? She says she had started in August.

Tapping says her newfound fame is not exactly pleasant as people criticize her for ‘spoiling’ her kids. And she is not lying. The internet was in shock over her Christmas spending habits.

Social media’s reaction

Some people harshly slammed Emma saying that her children will grow up disrespectful with no sense of the value of money. Others said that they won’t even remember the first 10 gifts and won’t appreciate half of them.

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A user named perkypotato branded the mom-of-three 'selfish' by saying:

But why???? Lacking terrible self-confidence to do this for “likes” & selfish as well. Homeless children be damned, right? I guess the true meaning of Christmas is lost on you.

Another user, patre_lo, agreed, saying that she should have better donated half of those presents to kids in need.

But is it actually a good thing to give your kids so many presents?

Can too many gifts spoil children?

According to futurity.org, new research shows that giving too many presents to kids can create problems for them in the future.

Our research suggests that children who receive many material rewards from their parents will likely continue rewarding themselves with material goods when they are grown - well into adulthood - and this could be problematic

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Children, who are accustomed to receiving gifts can often fail to develop good work habits and will not appreciate what they get, as well as what they already have. To combat materialistic behavior, model gratitude, and generosity, and teach your kids to give thanks so that they know how fortunate they actually are.

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