I have just been reading Dr Robyn Silverman’s article Ack! I hate everything on my child’s wish list
It gives some wise suggestions about how to evaluate the advisability (or not) of giving items on your child’s Christmas wishlist that you do not think are suitable and some strategies for selecting alternatives.
Coupled with Dr Michele Borba’s advice teaching kids to be appreciative
I thought I was equipped to deal with what could be an impossible Christmas wish list from Sprite!
But I was not prepared for her trying out the reverse psychology / guilt trip combination!