When I was a kid my father gave me a huge cloth map of China with each province’s flora and fauna as well as folklore costumes of the provinces. My mom pasted it on my bedroom wall.When I went to camp my mom wrote me that she painted my bedroom walls and wouldn’t I be happy. Of course, this meant tearing the map to pieces. She also emptied out my bank account. ($70 was a lot of money to a little kid, especially in 1948).A parent should NEVER throw away a kid’s things without the kid’s permission.