Could YOU stick to the ‘four present rule’ this Christmas? Netmums users can’t decide if this mum’s plan to buy just four gifts for her kids is a good idea

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Posted on: July 26, 2017
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WHAT DOES IT COST? do you invest on your kids’ Christmas presents?A fed up mum is”taking a stand “on mummy online forum Netmums and presenting a “4 present” guideline for her kids this December 25.

Some Netmums users think Christmas has”gone too far “Member Joanne H composed:” I’m taking a stand.” I have 2 teenage kids, plus the children I childmind for. “I have actually always discovered it extremely difficult when it pertains to presents as the amount they get it’s just way excessive.

“So this year, for my kids I’m going to offer them just 4 presents.

“One they desire. One they need. One to use. One to read.”

Netmums forum users go over the very best ways to raise kids She does discuss that she isn’t really a Christmas Grinch, it’s simply the quantity they

get does not agree with her.She stated:”I do love Christmas, but even over the past 4 years it just seems to have discussed the top. ie. Elf on the Rack, Christmas jumpers and so on

The mum says she still loves Christmas”

Does anyone else seem like rebelling?!”Developed to assist moms and dads unite and support each other while navigating child-rearing, Netmums online forum users generally agreed.

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Amiee F stated: “I concur. Christmas gets excessive.

“I just invest exactly what we can pay for and I spread it equally between the kids as finest I can.

“Some years that’s meant 2 gifts each, some 10.”

Nikki J is also following the “4 present guideline”, saying: “My little woman will be two and I have purchased her 4 things.

“It has actually come to ₤ 65 but it needs to be ₤ 90 since I used my Boots Advantage card points.

” I never invest for the sake of it.”

Some mums thought the four present rule wasn’t strict adequate Not everybody absolutely concurred. Netmums user Shellie said that things they require are the duty of the parents– not a Christmas present.She said:”I do not

discuss the top, however I do buy what they want.” I never buy clothing as that’s simply what they require anyhow. I believe it’s my job as a parent to buy exactly what they require– including clothes.” Others thought that the rule wasn’t strict enough just like four presents, you could still find yourself seriously out of pocket come Boxing Day.Jennie C stated:”I’m uncertain that this would save me any cash …”For my 14 year old daughter it would be: WANT– clever TV(₤ 200), NEED– new ice skates(₤ 150), WEAR– River Island or Topshop attire(₤ 60 -₤ 70) and READ Miss Peregrine audio book and hardback (₤ 30). “That’s still around ₤ 450 for one child and only four gifts!”


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