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Old 03-29-2019, 08:27 PM
 
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Yes, Iíve witnessed this with my family. I think itís very inappropriate regardless of age. Every kid deserves to feel special on their birthday without someone stealing the spotlight. Is this becoming a trend giving a small gift to a sibling as well when itís not their birthday? Kids need to learn the world doesnít revolve around them and be happy for others celebrating milestones such as birthdays
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:55 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I used to do that when my kids were younger. Usually I'd have the birthday kid pick out a small gift for her sister. I did it because I grew up in a house with fierce sibling rivalry, and I didn't want my kids to resent each other. It didn't cost much and it didn't take away from the birthday child's special day.

Now that my kids are teens, we don't do anything like that.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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When it's their birthday. What you brought up is no different than everyone getting a trophy.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:16 PM
 
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Ridiculous.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:25 PM
 
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It's nothing new. My grandparents would sometimes give my sister or I a small gift on the other one's birthday. It never took away from the day. And it was always something small like a cute pair of socks or something similar. It's not like we ever got a new toy or game on the other's birthday.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:32 PM
 
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Absolutely not.
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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My parents always got my brother a present on my birthday. Well it was his birthday too... weíre twins.
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Old Yesterday, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Teach an Fhir Bholg
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Yes, Iíve witnessed this with my family. I think itís very inappropriate regardless of age. Every kid deserves to feel special on their birthday without someone stealing the spotlight. Is this becoming a trend giving a small gift to a sibling as well when itís not their birthday? Kids need to learn the world doesnít revolve around them and be happy for others celebrating milestones such as birthdays
This is a spin-off of the "prizes for everyone" mania. Sorry, folks life's not like that, and this is a gentle way for children to begin learning what should be a very basic lesson.
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Old Yesterday, 04:47 AM
 
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It never even occurred to us to give the other kid a present. The non-birthday child always had a great time helping with the gift and celebration for the birthday person.
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Old Yesterday, 05:32 AM
 
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No. It's not their birthday.
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