It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Parenting Issues Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-20-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Libertyville, IL USA
Posts: 77
Sucha HB User
What would you do?

I have a question- nothing earth shattering but my husband and I have differing thoughts on something regarding his daughter, my stepdaughter, who just turned 13. Last year for her birthday, we gave her an iPod Mini. Well she lost it after about 6 months. She is a bit of a slob so we figured it was lost in her room. But she's since cleaned her room pretty well, quite a few times and it has not shown up. She had been taking it to school sometimes so it could have gotten stolen at school. Anyways, we were upset that she lost it, and I'm sure said we wouldn't be getting her another one any time soon. I am OK with sticking to that. The one we got her cost quite a bit of money, and if she can't be responsible enough to keep track of it, then she doens't need one yet. My husband was thinking along those same lines too. Until our 10 yr old nephew came over with his own the other day and you could see how jealous she was. Since then, my husband has been saying we should get her one like her cousin's. She is leaving to go visit her grandparents out of town and he thinks she needs one for the plane ride. She has expressed some desire for another one, especially after seeing her cousin's the other night. My question is- its only been a year since she was given her first one. Would you give her one for the trip, or not? Should I stick to my feelings, or am I just being a "wicked stepmother"? Any thoughts are appreciated!! Thanks

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-21-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 608
pinkie1 HB User
Re: What would you do?

If you and your husband think the same, that she's not ready to care for one, then I would continue to stick with it. Just because she is jealous over her cousin's iPod, then if she got a replacement that would be sending her the wrong message. If she wants a replacement I think she should have to work to earn it. If kids think that their parents will replace things even though they don't take care of it, they'll never learn the value of money and proper pride of ownership.

Kids don't NEED iPods for plane rides. It's a luxury that I think too few kids realise these days.

I'd say, no, don't get her another one. Yes it's a bummer that her iPod got stolen, if it did. That's life. But, you provided her with one already (which you didn't NEED to), if she wants another one, she should earn it herself. Then she'll learn how to take care of it from all the hours she had to work to get the money.

 
Old 06-21-2006, 02:40 PM   #3
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Salem, Oregon
Posts: 95
dorothys HB User
Re: What would you do?

Also, it doesn't have to be an iPod. There are a lot of other less expensive versions of MP3 players. I got one for $42 on Amazon that works just fine. She should be able to earn that much pretty easily if she really wants to.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
What exercise to whittle down my waistline? ctnc1234 Exercise & Fitness 10 06-15-2010 01:44 PM
what is causing all my dizzy spells lisaly45 Menopause 5 06-14-2010 07:19 AM
I dont know what to do Rowlanc2 Eating Disorder Recovery 1 05-11-2010 12:06 AM
Can anyone tell me what kind of test my endo done ? abby1972 Addison's Disease 1 05-07-2010 01:00 AM
Total Joint Replacement Surgery - What to expect? Yes? No? tlovesb TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 3 05-06-2010 01:14 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Seraph (8), writeleft (6), rudiraven (4), marisuela (4), Curious One (3), noevr (3), katlin09 (3), jilas0127 (3), Foxxii (3), Beth Ann (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1167), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (899), Titchou (836), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:53 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!