Like you feel you know whatever they want just sucks and not worth the money and may even suggest something else that you think is better. have you done that?
Those without kids, would you do that with your kids if you had them?
Most Helpful Girl
I have, my kid always picks the ugliest dolls. One doll that was her favourite is so fucking creepy. It has these buggy eyes that stare right through your soul. I did buy it for her though, but I told her it was ugly. Everytime I see it lying around I throw something on top of it so it doesn't stare at me.1
Most Helpful Guy
Absolutely. I know my kids and I really know what they like. I've been a parent for awhile now and I know that they will want all kinds of things - getting through a department store is full of "I want this, I want that" so there's a level of filtering that must occur in order to prevent their 'need now' mentality from getting a gift that they will play with for two seconds and never play again.
Parents that buy their kids whatever they want find themselves donating a lot of toys, trashing a lot of toys, or end up with kids that are brats. A parent needs to say no or eventually, those kids won't accept 'no'.
Granted, if I say 'no', I'll tell them exactly why not. They deserve that, at the very least. They understand almost every single time. But, if they are adamant about knowing they'll love the toy, I'll let them have it anyway, just because sometimes ya' gotta' let them learn the hard way. And sometimes I'm wrong - sometimes they end up loving the sh*t out of it, and that's part of learning as a parent as well.3