Kids will get gifts whether they're naughty or nice
Parents say behavior isn't really a factor in gift getting.
Although the threat of Santa knowing if you've been bad or good might come in handy to keep kids in line during the holiday season, it turns out to be an empty one. A new study finds that Santa (read: Mom and Dad) will give children presents whether they've been naughty or nice.
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USA Today reported about a national survey Walmart conducted of parents and kids, asking various questions about holiday gift giving and getting. Eighty percent of parents said their kids will get the same number of gifts, regardless of their behavior. But Santa's hold still works over kids: 62 percent surveyed said they believed they'd get more presents if they were nice over naughty.
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Mom Amber Plante told USA Today that she'd rather her two sons have fond memories of Christmas morning, rather than using it to teach a lesson: "I'd rather my boys have fuzzy memories of happy times ripping open their presents, not of being harshly taught a lesson that, frankly, could be taught any other day of the year."
Does your kids' behavior influence how many presents they get? Do you tell your kids that Santa's watching?
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I say no. I gave my daughter $50 to spend on her mother. She in turn bought her something from the dollar store and spent the rest on herself. When I heard of this I withheld her gifts and gave her the equivalent. A $1.16. And I let the rest of the family know of what she did and that I was not proud. Loved her. But not proud. Lessons need to be taught.
The spirit of Christmas is about giving. Not receiving.
Just to let you know. We are still the type to give our mailman and paper(boy) delivery person money on Christmas.
Sad to say we now have an entitlement society that think they don't need to earn anything. And nothing should be withheld from them. And a minimum wage job is below them.
/Christmas is about God's grace for everyone...that 's why we give presents. Its the people who least deserve Christ that he came for. If you said NO, then you seriously need to learn the true meaning of Christmas
God's Grace, not God punishment
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