As parents, we often find ourselves facing challenging decisions that require a balance between teaching valuable life lessons and nurturing our children’s growth. One such situation was recently brought to light in a Reddit post where a parent sought advice on dealing with a concerning incident involving their daughter and her desire for a Nintendo Switch.
The post starts with the parent explaining that their daughter, who is about to turn 11, has been relentlessly requesting a Nintendo Switch. Despite the family’s capability to afford it, the parents decided against fulfilling this desire due to the child’s poor grades and disrespectful behavior.
The narrative takes a dramatic turn as the parent recounts a distressing event that occurred during a visit to a relative’s house. The family was spending time with an adult cousin who has developmental challenges. This cousin had an old game boy that she had worked hard to save up for. The child, however, decided to take the Game Boy without consent, leading to a series of events that left both the cousin and the parents deeply disturbed.
Keep on scrolling down to read the full story in OP’s own words and we will see you at the end of the article.
1. Would OP be an A-hole for making her kid give a gift she really wants for her bday to the person she stole from?
2. OP’s daughter turns 11 in 6 weeks. She has been begging for a Nintendo Switch. Due to poor grades & overall bad attitude, OP decided not to get a Switch.
3. OP’s Cousin had an old game boy that she saved up to buy & was playing while they were there. She eventually set it down & moved on to playing a board game with OP and her family while the kids ran around playing.
4. OP’s kid decided to be a turd and took the Gameboy. She snuck it out of Aunt and Uncle’s by asking if she could go to their car to look for a book she had brought and stashed it in the glove box.
5. OP says that her cousin was utterly distraught over her missing Gameboy
6. OP is disappointed about the thievery but she is even more upset over her kid’s attitude about being caught.
7. OP feels like she needs to drop the hammer on her
8. OP thanked everyone on Reddit for their replies
9. OP also says that she intends to give her kid the opportunity to earn a Switch down the line
10. OP added some more context because some people were making assumptions and saying that OP is an A-hole for being a lazy parent
11. OP says that her biological father is the exact opposite of her
12. This Redditor says that this might be hard on OP’s kid, but from what it sounds like it could be the wake-up call she needs
13. True therapy or some type of counseling might be helpful for OP’s daughter
14. This Redditor says that execution here is bad
15. This Redditor thinks that OP’s proposed plan would teach her anything, but would definitely make her bitter.
16. OP says that her daughter is in therapy
17. This Redditor then suggested asking the therapist’s opinion on the best way to handle this
18. Couldn’t agree more
19. This Redditor thinks that OP’s daughter is too young to understand a lesson like this
20. Here’s what a Kleptomaniac kid has to say!
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