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Hey Mom and Dad: What Holiday Gift Did You Refuse to Buy Your Child?

Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.

Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. 

Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the western suburbs.

What's one holiday gift your kids asked for that you refused to get them, and why?

Take a look at what Patch users throughout the western suburbs had to say and join the conversation in the comments section.

Amy Landi-Bragiel: Baby alive! You have to pay for food for the doll and then it goes to the "bathroom". Uh, I have 2 kids that do that.  —on Palos Patch Facebook

Missy Goodman: 3DS because it is bad for the eyes, they are coming out with something new soon, and he needs to not play video games as much. lol He also already has a DS, so no need to get the 3D one. —on Frankfort Patch Facebook

Mary Skala Martino: American girl Dolls because they're made in China.  —on Frankfort Patch Facebook

Becky Haave Wharrie: Beats headphones for my 11 year old. Ridiculous price ($175) he wanted them because his older siblings did.  —on Frankfort Patch Facebook

Kim DeYoung: A puppy. We as a family are just not ready for the responsibility or the 15 year plus commitment. —on Orland Park Patch Facebook

Danielle Glodowski: An ipad -- he's only 8! —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook

Jen Torres-Krause: Resident Evil 3DS game. Too violent for a 12yr old. —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook

John Gill: Tickets to the one direction concert. She's 7. —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook

Amy Kwiecinski Ziemer: iPhone 5. She's 7 —on Oak Forest Patch Facebook

So what's your take? Tell us in the comments.

Gayle December 26, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Xbox. Too much violence on these games! And creeps can join in! No way! Not on my watch!
Mike Fangman December 26, 2012 at 06:40 AM
Two words: PARENTAL CONTROLS.
john doe December 26, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Yeah but then the parent would have to watch over their kids ha to much work for parents thats why they always look for others or things to blame when something goes bad
lala December 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Isn't that only on Xbox live? You don't have to get that function. I think it is a nice addition depending on how mature the child is. Your child cannot purchase the violent games that are rated M if under 17 years old. My son plays live with his friends, not creeps. Like Mike F. & John Doe said - you would have to keep an eye on it.

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