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    What age do you think is reasonable to start expecting your kids to pay for their friends' birthday presents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I mean psychologically. I still feel like I don't know anything and I can't believe this awesome boy Dave actually likes me!
    I know what you meant. When I was 12 though I thought I knew everything!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    What age do you think is reasonable to start expecting your kids to pay for their friends' birthday presents?
    Like maybe 12? I really have no clue.

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    Prince George Alexander Louis. That's the name. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    What age do you think is reasonable to start expecting your kids to pay for their friends' birthday presents?
    For me not until 16 or so. I started babysitting at 12 but it was very occasional until about 14- and then the big focus was on saving to pay for clear insurance/gas/spending money etc. plus by that time most kids didn't really have "birthday parties" other than *maybe* a sweet 16 party but they weren't big amongst my friends. So yeah, I will probably be paying for my kids friends gifts through middle school for sure.

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    Just curious has anyone ever tried this? I saw this on FB today and it looks so fun! I'm seriously going to have to try it next time it gets cold enough in Dallas. I wonder why we never thought of it growing up in Montana we could have done it all winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    What age do you think is reasonable to start expecting your kids to pay for their friends' birthday presents?
    I always paid until mine got their own job, but never bought anything expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    What age do you think is reasonable to start expecting your kids to pay for their friends' birthday presents?
    I don't know, I guess when they're teenagers at some point.....I don't really remember when that happened. I remember being in junior high and buying Christmas presents for my friends & family with my own money, but I don't remember the transition.

    What Gloria says makes sense, though....when they are earning money!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I don't know, I guess when they're teenagers at some point.....I don't really remember when that happened. I remember being in junior high and buying Christmas presents for my friends & family with my own money, but I don't remember the transition.

    What Gloria says makes sense, though....when they are earning money!
    Yeah see, Emma just bought her friend a birthday gift. She had earned 10 dollars for helping her grandmother with some big chores the other day and she was very eager to pay for this gift herself. At the same time i feel bad because it totally depleted her spending cash supply! At the same time, she was so eager...I felt kind of bad discouraging her.

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    If she wanted to spend her money that way, I do not see a reason to discourage her. Maybe provide her with another job to earn the money back though.

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