Children love surprises - or not?
"I have a surprise for you today!" As the eyes of seven-year-old Anton begin to shine, five-year-old Paula grimaces in disgust. "Tell me, what a surprise!" She asks her dad.
Children often find surprises great, but there are also many children who prefer to be informed about what to expect. This often includes birthday or Christmas gifts. Behind this is the desire for clarity and predictability.