My 13 year old wants an iPhone 6 Plus and I said I was getting it for her and she also wants a party. She is spoiled so we need something big and fast cause her birthday is soon and she is kinda moody if she doesn't get her own way. She likes horseback riding, dancing, ice skating, and shopping. Anyone got some ideas? Comment back please. Thanks.
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Seems like the perfect time to teach a lesson in gratitude. Who spoiled this child??
I think I'd have just a simple little celebration and ask each guest to bring either a toy to be donated to the local children's hospital or some non-perishables for the food bank.
Remember, your job as a parent is to turn out a productive,contributing member of society!
And you have to give your kid everything she wants? So what if she's moody? Did your parents fulfill your every desire when you were growing up or did they say "no" once in a while (or often)? Did you have to get a job to pay for the expensive things YOU wanted? Really. Tell me the world will be a better place when your kid pouts when life doesn't hand her everything she wants. Don't mean to be rude here, but I'm one of the people who will have to tolerate working with your "entitled" child. Not looking forward.
This letter gave me chills.. why on earth would you give your daughter an expensive Iphone 6 - do you realize she will have unfettered access to everything on the internet 24-7???? and she is moody? She is spoiled rotten... that is what she is...and if you don't reign her in quckly.. you will reap the rewards.. and they won't be good for you or your family.. No 13 year old needs an Iphone 6.. believe me put the skids on this little girl before you cry a river... A simple sleep over and refreshments should be memorable enough... What is she going to demand when she is 16??? a Cruise for 40 of her closest friends... No mom.. you need to get a grip on this situation... FAST
My 13 year old has a iPhone 6 and there is nothing wrong with it
I agree with the previous posts...You are asking a question you already know the answer to.....and your daughter knows the answer also...she needs none of this.....she needs a much better attitude and appreciation of what she has...she does not need an iphone 6 or a big party to get more gifts that she will not appreciate..The best gift you can give your daughter right now is to be a good parent... but it seems like you don't want to do the job of being a parent. You may have started out wanting to be a good parent but somewhere along the way you decided it was too hard or not worth the effort to parent your child. This is your job..and has been from the moment you decided have a child! It is not everyones else job to take care of your child. Children need clear guidance and attention from their parents. ...the person/s they are depending on the most to teach them all the important lessons in life...the easy lessons but more importantly the hard lessons like saying NO.. Its never to late to start. You need to do this now or you may end up with a houseful of uncontrollable grandchildren much sooner than you ever expected. Please do us all a favor and do your part...be the good parent and the "village"with help with the rest.
Thx from a mom who wants the best for you and your child
I myself am turning 13 really soon and I do have to say that phones aren't just good for social media. They are good for also looking things up for school and texting you (parents) to keep in touch and what your plans are for the day and where you are. I personally think that the phone is a great idea because they are useful for many things. After all she is turning 13 and I do think that when you are 13 you are old enough and responsible to have a phone. With the whole party subject I think that she should just invite a couple of her friends over to have a sleepover where they can play games and watch movies. Hope a perspective from a girl your daughters age can help you see where she's coming from!
A big FORGET THAT on iPhone 6 Plus. A nice party or a day at a theme park, or movies, even taking your daughter and her friends to a drive-in [if one is still in your area], cake and ice cream. Not to be cruel or mean, but I have seen your daughter [not literally] with her friends at shopping malls, in the school halls, ice skating rinks, etc., and it's not pretty for the eyes or ears. Next year, when she turns 14, she will demand a piercing. It is legal in my state. Good Luck!
Nooooo nope uh-uh. Get her a prepaid with no internet access so she can talk and use it in an emergency. As for her wanting a party and being moody if she doesn't get her way, I'd rein that in quick. She's about to become a teenager, and if she isn't taught that sometimes life doesn't give you what you feel you are entitled to, you are setting her up to become a very unlikable monster. Maybe her 2-4 closest friends, take them out to dinner someplace modest, and call it a day. If you don't cut her overindulgence short right now, I foresee a lot of heartache and parental abuse in your future. I wish you well.
I get the feeling we've been pranked, here.
as i like horse riding to i would say get her the iphone and there are quite a few places where you can do horse riding party her and a few friends can go and try it out and groom the horses and even ride them.
People can do what they want to be fair
I totally agree with this. I mean sure have a party, but not a huge one. Maybe invite a few friends over for the day (or a sleepover if it isn't too much for you).
I agree it is crazy sorry if it sounds like I'm telling you how to parent but if you keep doing then shes not going to change.she needs to learn that things don't come cheap and that you can't always get what you want, and this is coming from someone her age
Hey you should make an homemade facail and when its on let them watch a movie mabey even a bomfire it realy depends on were you live hope you realy have a great time and say happy birthday to your 13 year old girl.
You should take her to a skating rink
take her to a homeless shelter so she can see that some people get nothing
I think should get her anything she wants and the idea is how about u do a party for like maybe hrs or more and then when you have decided the time after u could take all the people to horseback riding for an hour or half right after that they can go to shopping for 2 hrs (that would be fun) then all the kids can have a little break in which they get to eat a snack after tat they can go to ice skating and last but not least they can do a dance competition the one who wins gets a small price like maybe take a photo with birthday girl (funny) or maybe eats the cake first or something else..... and at the end they cuts a cake and have a light dish like pizza. I hope that you got ideas.
If she's asking for other things only get her what she really wants. The IPhone 6 Plus is really unnecessary but it may come in handy to just have a phone. Do an ice skating party that sounds fun.
get her the phone and then throw her a surprise party shopping themed do it in a place with lights and really high music and a disco ball and invite all of her friends boys and girls make it a big party they will dance and especially her she will feel like she has grown up
If she's used to really big parties, a small and simple one will be an enjoyable contrast. Homemade pizzas, movie night at home with popcorn and blankets, a sleepover if you really want to go all out but keep it simple. Trust me, I'm turning 13 in a few months and bigger parties can feel even better if you can compare them with small ones.
That is ridiculous. I have two girls 21 and 12. It is not good to give into kid's demands. You are raising them to feel they are entitled to things rather than work for it. Things are not just handed to us in the real world. I think you need to reconsider some things. I don't have an iPhone let alone the latest version and I am 46.
OMG! Let her be moody. I can't believe anyone wrote this about a 13 year old child. If this was my kid, they'd get nothing unless they improved their attitude and learnt perspective and gratitude. It's not your daughter's fault she's been spoiled - she doesnt know any different. The biggest gift you can give her this birthday is to grow up yourself and be an adult.
Take her and her friends to the mall and create a Scavenger Hunt, Each girl would have a sheet of paper, or their phone and go into diffrent stores and find cute outfits from the list to try on and take pictured of you in the clothes, then your daughter would have all the pictures of her and her best friends and post them on something a photo album. Yeah, i'll admit, I'm 13 and I'm sorta a spoiled brat but, That's something I'd like to do with my friends!!
Have her have a slumber party they are fast and easy plus all her friends will get to glorify over her Iphone so I think thays the best solution.
Maybe, First they could go shopping and then after they go ice skating and then when she goes home there will be horses and a disco ball ready for her and that is a party I would want cause I am the same way.
im 13 i think do the danceing party i think she will have a lot of fun
You should get her the IPhone 6+, from what you have included she is spoiled and if she is already getting a phone - you should just throw a small get together, maybe some friends and family, this is all a 13 year old girl wants. Mainly because she is moving to a teen ager and she won't be your baby for much longer.... Hopefully this was helpful to you!
Hi. First off I'm not trying to be rude, but there are many 13 year-olds that don't even get the luxury of getting an iPhone. So, she should consider herself to be lucky there. Secondly, by giving your daughter her way so she doesn't get mad, because she's spoiled isn't ever going to help her in the long run. She's not far from being an adult and needs to understand that sometimes getting what you get is all you get. Maybe you have a rough month and can't afford it that month or time. She really needs to understand that. She's not always going to get her way and you're not always going to be there. If you don't stop it now, she's in for a rough ride when she grows up. This is coming from a woman that was raised by her grandparents and very spoiled rotten. It didn't do me any good once I became an adult. Trust me! I didn't know consequences, how to take no for an answer, to listen to authority or even how to be bossed around at a job. It hurt me in my future. Thatd be why my kids don't get their way and are thankful for what they do get. Good luck with this!
Hahahahhahaha that's so ridiculous
What the hell!! Buying her everything and anything isn't going to make her happy because at the end of the day your waste your money on things that she will only want for a short period of time. how is she going to cope when you won't buy her everything?
I'm 13 my self and am on here looking for some ideas for my birthday party and I think she would like it if you took like 10 of her friends horseback riding and/or take them ice skating and/or take them to the mall and there is 2 options you can give them each an amount of money and whoever gets the most things with that amount of money wins and you give them like an iTunes card or something and the other option is if you put them on a scavenger hunt! hope I helped
Why not just get her a small present and have a small party. Then she'll realise that she can go without for a bit.
You have to be wise. You don't want your child to turn into a bigger brat then you said she is now. Give her the party, but then have her work for the phone, like helping around the house.n
wow. I don't even have an I phone 6. My colleged aged kids don't even have one..... Not a big fan of a 13 year old having unlimited unsupervised internet. A simple party and useful gift. If she is spoiled and moody too bad. what is she going to demand next? Who is the boss, you are her???
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