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We spoil our children every now and again, in moderation of course, do you spoil your children?

Posted by kjgarner, 15th November 2015

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  • Of course I do (within reason) . They are only little for a short time

  • No. But I think we mean this differently. I don’t see the occasional treat (which we do) as spoiling – spoiling is sustained, unhealthy, and usually over the top. But the occasional treat is healthy, fun, and important for everyone.

  • Depends on what you mean with spoiling. We’re not that wealthy and don’t have the money for all kind of material stuff, expensive holidays or even all kind of clubs or sports. We live quite simple, but my kids feel spoiled when I organize a playdate or a sleepover, when I cook a lovely meal, bake pancakes for breakfast or bake their favourite brownies, when we hang together, play a game or watch a movie. And every weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) we do take them out to a playground, park, festival or sometimes bowling or the cinema.

  • Depends on what you mean by spoiling. Giving children clear boundaries and natural consequences with lots of love, hugs and praise is great for them. Investing your time in your children is the best gift you can give them.

  • My husband and I decided from early on that we were not going to spoil our daughter with material items. We did however spoil her with lots of love and hugs, and I think she has turned out a very secure and grateful young lady.

  • I think it’s hard not to spoil kids these days with so much disposable income most people have.

  • I think it is spoilt compared to how we were brought up. These days they have Iphones, Ipads, mobile. I bet you never had one then .

  • lol in moderation. you don’t want ungrateful children but i am sure you will be fine :) it is hard not to spoil the ones we love

  • I love doing treats for them on special occasions

  • Everyone needs a treat sometimes, but I wouldn’t call that spoiling them.

  • Birthdays and other celebration days are good days and times for spoiling kids.

  • Sometimes I do, absolutely. But not too much! :-)

  • Spoil them with love and attention and time. Spoil them with treats when we can, but not overindulge them. Balance!

  • From time to time as rewards, yes!

  • Spoiling them with your love and time is limitless, you can never spoil them to much this way. Spoiling them with ‘things’ I don’t really recommend, but if it’s very occasional, I don’t suppose it would do much damage

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