Kid asking for new gadgets?

  1. #1

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    May 2011
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    Kid asking for new gadgets?

    Seems like every other kid is showing off their new iPhone or their new 3DS, how do you guys react when your kid asks for the latest and greatest?

    I'm sure it's a lot of pressure for them when half of the class have the newest gadgets to show off.


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
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    Happy Valley
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    I simply tell them "Its not in the budget this year so the answer is no; perhaps next year"

    It is a lot of pressure when 8 year olds are coming to school with iPads and BBerrys; a firm no works wonders :-)

    HC


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
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    Hong Kong
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    For me it is a point system.

    1 page of kumon, 20 minutes of reading, any other activity which needs to be rewarded equates to a number of points. 1 point translates to a dollar.

    My son is too busy converting his points to lego toys to bother with 3DS. Besides .. he read the reviews and found out about the headaches and talked himself out of it.