Spoilt kids

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Only The Best Will Do As reported in the article “Will the world soon be ruled by spoilt children?” (Daily Express, 3rd May 1999) the amounts of money parents are spending on their children is rapidly increasing. It has been estimated that in America, around $512 billion (that is £320 billion) is spent of children under the age of twelve every year. There are several reasons why parents spend so much on their offspring. I think the main …

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…with the toy, or outgrow it, and so it will stay untouched, in the back of the cupboard for several years, until it gets thrown away. It is simply a waste of money! It seems to me that the one thing that these parents seem to be forgetting is that their children would probably appreciate their parents spending lots of time playing with them more than receiving a talking, flashing lump of plastic. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**