See - posted on 06/10/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have two daughters and two sons. My oldest daughter who we had agreed together that if she got straight A's in her classes throughout the school year, then my husband and I will get her a laptop. She did get a straight A's throughout her school year. Now school is over and she changed her mild. She wanted to get a brand new IPhone 5s. I told her that I can't afford to buy her a brand new IPhone 5s but if she doesn't want a laptop anymore then what I can do is to get her a used IPhone 4s which would cost around $250's and then I still have to make a monthly payment on the phone too which at the end it would cost more than $400's. (We initially planned to buy a laptop that would cost ~$400's for her). My husband and I both have an IPhone 4s and I told her that I can't buy her an IPhone 5s because we can't even afford to buy us an IPhone 5s yet. We have Wal-Mart family mobile plan. She is too young for an IPhone 5s.
She said all her friends at school have cell phone not her. She also says that she shouldn’t even have to ask for a cell phone and we should have just bought her one without even asking us. She said that she hates her life and we shouldn’t even give birth to her. She just wanted to die and she was crying.
I told her that her she has three options:
Option 1: buy her a laptop as we had planned.
Option 2: give her the $400 dollar and she can keep it for herself.
Option 3: We can buy her a used IPhone 4s which would cost around 250's and we will still have to make a monthly payment and will still ended up paying more than $400 at the end.
My daughter refused all the three options above. She will only take it if it's a brand new IPhone 5s.
What should I do?