10.12.2012 26.Kislew. 5773 Channuka 2
Conflict resolution expert Shimrit Nothman gives her advice on what to do when children ask for expensive Hanukka presents.
Jenny asks: “Hanukka is coming soon, and my 11 year old son has informed me that he would like to receive the new iPhone 5 as a present for the holiday. I believe he is way too young to own an iPhone, and besides, it’s a very expensive gift. I tried to explain this to him, but he says that at least half his class owns one or will get one as a gift for Hanukka. I don’t want him to feel excluded and unhappy. What should I do?”