SDs overstepping their boundaries

Michele - posted on 07/30/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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For Christmas, we bought my then 12 year old son a Nook Simple because he loves to read. For his 13th birthday, we bought the Nook Tablet. He then gave the Nook Simple to his 7 year old brother. Well, needless to say, the 7 yr. old had asked us for our credit/debit card. Both of my sons convinced their older sisters, my stepdaughters (27 and 24) to use their credit/debit cards. I found out that the 7 year old has been buying books for a total of $82. Funny, I called the 24 year old to let her know and she told me to tell him not to buy anything, which I had done already but it seem like she did not get it. My 7 year old used the oldest sister's email account to create a Nook Account. My 13 year old is upset with me because I added and changed the passcodes. Nevertheless, her rent is due in 2 days and she is short. Should we pay her the money back?

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Mischa - posted on 09/11/2012

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Um ya! Your son stole from them from what it sounds like. They may have authorized a book or two- but not $82 worth- I'm sure. do the right thing, and pay back the money. You are responsible for the actions on a minor. He used a credit cards WITHOUT authorization. That would be a crime, FYI.

Ana - posted on 09/07/2012

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Yes. Pay her back, 7yr old needs to work off his little semi unauthorized accmulated debt..



But the big sister/s does/do need to be a ADULT/s and not give their credit info to elementary school kids to be responsible with....

Chaya - posted on 07/30/2012

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Yes, and give the offending child extra chores to do to work off the debt.
There are plenty of free books available on Nook, and if he wants a book, and you agree he should have it, he needs to discuss it with you, and respect your wishes.

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