Growing up it was always a tradition to open birthday presents at my party. I practiced the same tradition when throwing birthday parties for my kids, and eventually my kids will likely do the same for their own children. However, I never thought about the effects opening birthday gifts during the party could had.
This really changed my perspective.
When I came across the article 3 Reasons Kids Should Never Open Gifts During Their Birthday Party from Pop Sugar, I was very surprised at the effects it might have on those invited to the party. For instance, it can make other kids feel bad depending on various other reasons. The other two reasons also make me reconsider how others might feel during the time birthday gifts are opening.
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