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Santa has his limits: How to manage your child's holiday gift expectations




How do you make your kid's holiday wishes come true without going overboard?
How do you make your kid's holiday wishes come true without going overboard?
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Most parents know what not to give their kids, but figuring what to give them, and how much? Well, that's a bit trickier.

Imagine being the poor parent who received this wish list:

Those are just some of the things from Deadspin writer Drew Magary's 7-year-old daughter's wish list.

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Obviously, he can't give her the ability to change matter at will, but during the holidays, when children are taught to come up with a list of whatever they desire, how do you make your those holiday wishes come true without going overboard?

Stephanie Marcy is a pediatric psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and she has some recommendations she recently offered to the hospital's blog.

Guide to buying gifts for children:

What was the worst gift you've ever received?

We've all been there — during a birthday celebration, around the Christmas tree, or at a white elephant party—when you're handed a shiny gift to unwrap only to find something you simply don't like. Take Two wants to know how you've responded in such situations—and what you did with the gift.

KPCC's Facebook friends had a lot to say on this topic: 

 

 
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