We want to give our children the best. We would love to give our children all the things we never got to have. But sometimes parents go too far with the way they show their affection. And this doesn’t bring the best out of our kids. Before things get out of hand, pay attention to the points listed below.
1. Making them feel like kings.
It is important to make your kids feel special, but losing your authority to them will only have negative consequences.
2. Entrusting them with too much money.
Money is a tool; it is never an ornament. The earlier you make them understand this, the better off your kids will be.
3. Stopping them from working.
Work is essential in life. Every responsible adult has to work to earn a living. Making them understand this is beneficial to their success as adults.
4. Encouraging them not to give back.
One of the most essential lessons my parents taught me was why I should give back. That is the flow of life.
5. Acting like a spoiled child before them.
We as parents are supposed to lead by example.
6. Failing to establish boundaries.
By nature kids want to be pampered and spoiled. It is not your duty as parents to make this happen.
7. Letting them have their way all the time.
It is all about picking what you should be giving to them and what you shouldn’t. There is a difference with wanting a new gadget or having candy.
8. Offering them gifts for the wrong reasons.
If your child is bored with the old toy you bought for him/her and you have to offer a new one as a way to stop them from whining, you are offering them gifts for the wrong reasons.
9. Discouraging relationships that will build them up.
It is not about being with other spoiled kids. Sometimes it serves you wonderful benefits to take them to gatherings of older people who will share insightful knowledge with them.