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Parents coping with expensive birthday parties

Published fredag 9 januari 2015 kl 17.32
"You invite everyone"
(3:58 min)
Photo: "piece of cake" by anna_t. License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. http://bit.ly/1BjfYZg
Photo: "piece of cake" by anna_t. License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. http://bit.ly/1BjfYZg

Kids' birthday parties, celebrated at private homes or in play grounds, bowling allies or swimming pools, can get to be expensive, and Radio Sweden's Jonathan Ewing found out that deciding not to attend can be a source of embarrassment for kids. 

David Francisco is the father of three young sons and buying gifts for children's parties is nothing new to him.

But according to Stina Fernqvist, a sociologist at Uppsala University, these kinds of party and gift-giving trends and, perhaps more importantly, similar fee-required activities at school, can be a source of embarrassment for less affluent families and very difficult for children to cope with.

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