Recently, in our yard put a new asphalt. Joy, rather, for children than for parents. Many carried skates, rollers, bicycles. And today it is expensive entertainment, I can tell you, not everyone can afford it.
But for children it is difficult to explain. They want, they ask, they cry, especially those who do not have all this. I saw through the window of different children. Some stand aside, others ask to share a skateboard, others just go home. But there are such families that immediately try to buy their children whatever they want on their first demand.
Such a family lives in our neighborhood. They have one child and they do not deny him anything. My daughter wants a bicycle – please want videos – the best kit, a skate was bought yesterday too. I am not against such purchases; I myself try to buy to my children, whenever possible, what I consider necessary or what they will ask for.
But when the satisfaction of the child rolls over, it is worth thinking about what will grow out of it. Noticed recently how this girl cried that someone had not treated her to chocolate. And she will never give up a piece, everyone knows that. That’s what it means, used to get everything on demand.
And now the school has begun. On the one hand, leveling around school uniforms, and on the other hand, children want to boast new phones, sneakers, backpacks, and tablets. This all falls on the shoulders of parents.
In younger school this inequality is not so noticeable yet, but in high school it is already very much felt. I did not have much time with my elder son left to wait for the transition to the general school. Already now I think how to make sure that he doesn’t have the worst things, so that he has a good mobile phone, tablet. Let not the latest model, but so that it does not differ from other children.
I understand that now is a time when the welfare of parents leaves much to be desired. For all not hijacking. But I don’t want to make the child feel like a black sheep. Therefore, it remains for parents to explain two important things to children: parents will do everything possible so that their children do not need anything, but you, children, do not demand too much.
I’m a little lucky, I will tell you a secret. My brother gave me a skate and a bicycle. Or rather not to me, but to my nephews. The kids were delighted, of course. Well, now I train to skate on the new asphalt. Fun. You understand why children want what a neighbor boy has. This feeling of satisfying one’s desires is incomparable. A small moment of happiness, for which it is not a pity, and give some money.
Therefore, it is necessary to be equal, but within our means. Now there is an opportunity to buy expensive things at half price. This commission shops, and sales sites, and products with it. So you can live without fanaticism, but leaving a child without a dream is blasphemy.
What do you think?