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The Jet Set Kids

The Jet Set Kids

Would you send your 8-year-old to camp via a private jet?


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June 9, 2007

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Visitor Comments: 14

(14) suzy, June 15, 2007 2:13 AM

so true, if we give kids everything they want, they'll become spoiled. And later on they'll probably become very agitated when things don't go their way like they're use to.

(13) Anonymous, June 13, 2007 7:28 AM


In my family we are under so much presure to just come up with the yearly yeshiva tuition that we can not afford a $2000 modest camp for my kids and this is how people waste their money?

(12) steva beth parkamn, June 13, 2007 5:33 AM

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(11) Margarita, June 13, 2007 5:09 AM

Well may be

Well, may be you are right, but just think about it. Child who grew up in wealthy family is used to luxury and will work very hard to maintain the lifestyle he/she accustom to. It's not a camping experience, but there is a motivation there and definately more than when kids are been paid for cleaning up the room (you know that chore rewards).

(10) Zissi, June 12, 2007 9:22 PM

Kids are spoiled

I couldn't agree with you more. I loved the bus ride to camp. No wonder that they are disrespectful and rude-they get what they want, no questions asked and get away with murder. Kids need limits or they will be dependent as adults. This is a very materialistic society and the sooner kids learn the word "no," the better it is for them and their parents.

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