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    A book on gratitude. Lol.

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    An iTunes card and some lollies is probably what I'd come up with or a gift card to smiggle or eb or something, I wouldn't bother with effort if he's going to be ungrateful anyway

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    Any of the treehouse books by andy Griffith are big hits with boys I've found and at least it can be something kept for later if he's not loving reading just yet.
    Yes, DS loves these! Boy humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    A book on gratitude. Lol.

    Don't tempt me!

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    He's only currently 6. Maybe at his last birthday he was just going through a phase or struggle of some sort and he is able to be a little more tactful/appreciative now? Maybe his parents were stressed at the part and were afraid things would blow up if they addressed it there and then? Maybe they had a chat with their son afterwards?

    How does he treat your son? Does he play with him and share toys? Does he tease him?

    I just hate to think a kid that young can be hopeless beyond repair. Maybe I'm a little sensitive because my boy doesn't get invited to his classmates parties - he is a loner maybe that's why. I would be crushed if someone was thinking of trying to keep their kid from my boy because sometimes he's a little turd (gorgeous little turd though )

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    My uncle used to tell us that if we were naughty that for our birthday we would get 20 cents and a smack on the bum*...


    *Not condoning you strike another child, or they'll make a book and a TV miniseries about you

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    I would give a joke book, or an experiment science set? What does your son want to get him?

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    Board game?
    Tickets to something really noisy and annoying and see if the parents are so blasé next year!
    'Spy gear' you can buy in Kmart. My 7yr old loves the range.

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    We gave one of DS1's friends who was turning 6, one of these:
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    Was very popular, the kids couldn't stop playing with it at the party

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    He's only currently 6. Maybe at his last birthday he was just going through a phase or struggle of some sort and he is able to be a little more tactful/appreciative now? Maybe his parents were stressed at the part and were afraid things would blow up if they addressed it there and then? Maybe they had a chat with their son afterwards?

    How does he treat your son? Does he play with him and share toys? Does he tease him?

    I just hate to think a kid that young can be hopeless beyond repair. Maybe I'm a little sensitive because my boy doesn't get invited to his classmates parties - he is a loner maybe that's why. I would be crushed if someone was thinking of trying to keep their kid from my boy because sometimes he's a little turd (gorgeous little turd though )
    We never said that we were going to stop our child from playing with him. It's not his fault that he hasn't been taught to appreciate things. We would have liked for more of the boys to have stayed together though to provide more of a balance, but of course this is not always possible when there are multiple classes.

    Yes, all children have their moments.

    It's not a once-off.

    We have taken the approach of talking to our son about the child's behaviour instead.


 

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