Often time’s parents who spoil their children know that they are doing this yet they do nothing to stop it. “Parents tend to know that their children are spoiled but don’t do anything to prevent it.” The definition of a spoiled child varies but mainly it falls along these guidelines: getting everything they desire, over-indulged, terrible bratty behavior or they tend to push adults over the limit. “4 signs your child is spoiled: whines not cries, has frequent temper tantrums, never hears the word “no”, your child wins arguments.” At least 65% of American young adults and children are spoiled. “Spoiled children know exactly what they’re doing, they’re very manipulative.” Often parents feel guilt about something and that emotion can start this process of over-indulging their child. Children of divorce tend to be more spoiled because the two parents feel guilty or bad for their child for putting them through that situation. “Parents should demand the same positive behavior from the children they did prior to the divorce.” Another leading factor of this problem is lack of discipline. “It’s speculated that because both mothers and fathers are more commonly in the full-time workforce than ever before, they feel guilty about hiring babysitters or nannies for their children and thus won’t discipline them.” It’s up to the parents to stop spoiling their children and start becoming more like parents, rather than friends.
In conclusion, spoiling your children doesn’t positively affect either side of this argument, so why not just stop? Stop setting your child up for a future life of hardship. Stop treating them as if they are higher above the rest of the world, when in fact they are average. Stop sending them the wrong messages, and start sending them the right ones.
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By: Chelsea Hamner