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I have to disagree here. Everybody is free to give presents and the moment they give them away it is your choice what to do with them. I refuse to sit in a house full of stuff that I hate to see and there are toys I don`t want my kids (I have 3) to have. You have a right to sort out and throw or give away. Other than what has been said here I do not think ...


I liked GdD's answer to this one if the problem was really a lack of understanding, but since it was actually the "high-ball technique" we woundd up just giving her two things (one from us, one from "santa") that we just knew she would enjoy. She learned, we couldn't be manipulated. Then the Easter bunny brought the puppy ;-)


It seems to me, your concern is more about consumerism and too much "stuff" more than it is about gifts and gift giving itself. I have to say, I've seen kids get piles and piles of gifts on special occasions to the point that they still don't appreciate the gifts they've been given. On the other side of the coin, there are times you see something that ...

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