Wasserpistole asked 12 days ago

Is it harmful for the child, in your opinion, if you don't celebrate his or her birthday when they are still small (and prob. won't even remember it), like 1,2 and 3 years old?

Wasserpistole

Is it harmful for the child, in your opinion, if you don't celebrate his or her birthday when they are still small (and prob. won't even remember it), like 1,2 and 3 years old?

Not remotely.

But it depends on your definition of 'celebrating'. At 1 and 2, they're really not old enough to appreciate what a birthday is.

Of course not, humans lived and evolved for a million years without celebrating birthdays, so the only reason not celebrating them now might be harmful is that the child knows that it's a normal thing in society and since he doesn't get it thinks his paren

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Answered by inhahe

might not remember the birthday itself, but I wouldn't discount the impact on development just because of that. not an expert in developmental psychology so I can't pass judgement on how harmful or harmless this is, I tend to guess it's not.

Answered by nick

I dont think they even know what a birthday means at that age tbh

Answered by MERIDA

Is their ppl that do that? I had friends that were poor and still had some kind if birthday party. It's supposed to be the celebration of the best moment of the parent's life. The birth of your kid:)

...theres a reason some people call them 'momaversiaries' (no idea how its spelt) They are cute things for the family tbh

Answered by Pandy

When they see that their friends' birthdays are celebrated they might feel a bit weird and unloved. Anyway, I wouldn't miss the opportunity to make my kid happy.

Answered by Arman

No, it would simply make them not get used to a cultural tradition early on

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