Do you think it's ok to spoil your kids?

United States
September 20, 2008 9:43am CST
As parents we always want what's best for our children but is there a point when too much is enough? My parents are upper middle class and could afford to make sure I had nice clothes and stuff like that. When I turned 16 they bought me a new car and I was grateful. It was a Corolla. Nothing to fancy but still nice. About a month later I got in an accident in my new car! I was wondering, what if they would have bought me a Mercedes or Lexus or something? That would have been crazy. What do you think about this?
2 responses
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
21 Sep 08
I would not spoil my kid because I believe that the best things in life is when you strive to get them. You get to appreciate them more. I would not buy a new car to my son. He has to save money for it. I might help but I would not bring a new car on a plate. He has to learn what is the value of money. Otherwise he ll end up in a spoiled brat.
• United States
22 Sep 08
I agree with you, especially for a boy. As parents it's important to teach our boys to be men. Men take care of themselves and their family, not call home to their parents for money because they're not working. Having a spoiled child only leads to problems for them in the real world because they think everything will be handed to them on a silver platter and it's not. Thanks for posting.
@ORichBoi (66)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I definitely don't think it's good to spoil your children. If you spoil them they will never appreciate the value of a dollar and just spend it because someone gave it to them. My wife watches that show Exiled and those kids are seriously delusional to think the real world will treat them the way their parents do. It's one thing to love your kids and provide for them, it's another thing to turn them into spoiled brats.