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Childhood Birthday Parties

What do birthday parties do for children any way? Do they increase self-esteem? Socialization? Encourage friendships? Teach children to enjoy and increase ownership of material items? Promote competition between kids and their parents to do an even better party than the one they just attended? I really don’t know as these parties were not in vogue in the Thirties when I was a child. It was all my parents could do to feed, clothe, and provide…