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August 18, 2015 at 9:00 PM #21650August 18, 2015 at 9:50 PM #788732scaredyclassicParticipant
50 mercury dimes. buy s ack of them at http://www.apmex.comAugust 18, 2015 at 11:38 PM #788733njtosdParticipant
Even super babies usually like the packaging better than the toy. That being said – this toy was always a hit: http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/product/playskool-explore-n-grow-busy-ball-popper:914499FA-6D40-1014-8BF0-9EFBF894F9D4August 18, 2015 at 11:38 PM #788734njtosdParticipant
[quote=scaredyclassic]50 mercury dimes. buy s ack of them at http://www.apmex.com[/quote%5D
Choking hazard . …. EtcAugust 18, 2015 at 11:45 PM #788735outtamojoParticipant
How about a pony?August 19, 2015 at 9:19 AM #788737no_such_realityParticipant
All those superbowl commercials can’t be wrong, you need to set the baby up an E*trade account.August 19, 2015 at 12:52 PM #788738allParticipant
Don’t buy Hasbro.
Melissa&Doug toys are what progressive parents love. If Brian was a baby he would want nothing else.August 19, 2015 at 1:30 PM #788739skerzzParticipant
I wish I would have received more of these growing up (gold coins):
https://online.kitco.com/products/3102/1_10_oz_Gold_Canadian_Maple_Leaf.htmlAugust 19, 2015 at 3:23 PM #788743FlyerInHiGuest
Lucky friends. I want a super baby!August 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM #788744flyerParticipant
I realize the OP was simply a question about a birthday gift, but it reminded me of the many conversations friends and family have had about this topic over the years.
It’s interesting that raising “Super Kids” was a hot topic even when my parents were raising us, and when we were raising our kids–even though the concept was previously referred to as raising “Exceptional Children.”
Attempting to micromanage your children’s destiny is more in vogue now than ever, but I can tell you from what we’ve seen with our kids as well as their friends who are successful, the real winners, regardless of IQ and other cultivated abilities, have turned out to be those who have best learned to cope with the realities of life outside of the nest.
Having read that only around 10% of kids today are actually achieving their desired goals after college, makes it clear that the variables that contribute to creating a successful child may be quite different from common perceptions.August 19, 2015 at 5:16 PM #788745skerzzParticipant
Having read that only around 10% of kids today are actually achieving their desired goals after college, makes it clear that the variables that contribute to creating a successful child may be quite different from common perceptions.[/quote]
Perhaps 90% of kids are not achieving their desired after-college goals due the “my child is exceptional” / “Participation Trophy” mentality common among today’s parents which has inflated their [kids] expectations/goals in life while also decreasing their perception of the amount of hardwork/effort required to obtain these goals. On the flip side, economic conditions are also likely a factor, with 10% reaching their economic goals and the rest falling well short (i.e. shrinking “middle class” buffer between the two extremes).August 19, 2015 at 6:15 PM #788749FlyerInHiGuest
I had very high expectations for myself; and I didn’t achieve even 1/2 of them. But I’m not sad, bitter or resentful. I’ve learned to be zen and take it in strides. It’s better to have had lofty expectations than low ones.August 19, 2015 at 11:06 PM #788756flyerParticipant
It’s true that life is a fluid experience, and many things can and do change between the planning phase and execution, but, imo, looking at the stats, the trend of telling kids success is a slam dunk seems nothing short of delusional.
Although we encouraged and supported our kids in everything they did, as they got older, we always leveled with them about what it was going to take for them to get where they wanted to be–especially in the highly competitive fields they chose.
Now, in retrospect, I believe the fact that they took nothing for granted along the way might have been a key factor in helping them attain their ultimate goals.
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