PSYCHOLOGY

Mom Never Buys Her Son Gifts. Even Though She Gives A Valid Explanation, Hardly Anyone Agrees With Her

Date December 28, 2018 09:30

Most children wait for the holidays to receive gifts. Moms and dads try to find out in advance what they would like to get. Our heroine for today, Lisa Norman, doesn’t consider it necessary. She has never bought her 2-year-old son, Neil, gifts for his birthday or Christmas.

Mrs. Norman from Lancashire, England, believes it isn’t worth spending the earned money on toys, since the child will quickly grow up. Also, Lisa claimed she doesn’t want him to grow up spoiled.

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Lisa decided not to buy toys, but to save money for a deposit. She believes these savings will help him get his first home in the future.

Norman considers the number of gifts other parents buy ridiculous. She is sure that you can only get into debt and spoil a child with things he or she doesn’t really need.

To some extent, Lisa is right. However, children love the holidays so much! The boy will eventually understand he doesn’t receive gifts from his parents like his peers do.

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The boy’s mom says that Neil will receive gifts when he really deserves them. Moreover, she will present him only the things he really needs, such as clothes, studying appliances, books, etc.

At the same time, many internet users don’t agree with Lisa.

@susan301077:

Omg, the child has a toy in both photos ... what a total waste of money!

@danielaobra:

I've worked all year and haven't got a penny left, but it will be worth it when I see everybody happy on Christmas.

@dalkey04:

Present's don't have to be expensive, she could even make some stuff to mark the occasion. Christmas is a magic time for most kids!

Grandfathers, grandmothers, and other family members will present gifts to the child, so he won’t be left without them.

By the way, Neil was born prematurely. Mrs. Norman decided to start her own blog where she offers gift ideas for premature babies. She believes hardly anyone knows what these kids need, and her list will be helpful.

What do you think? Do children need gifts? Is it better to save money toward college or a future home? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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