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Whats your definition of a "Spoiled Child"??

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Asked by navajomama7 at 3:55 PM on Sep. 24, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • I don't use that word because different people mean different things - neglected, misbehaved, has permissive parents/grandparents, is given too many things, doesn't have enough responsibilities, and others.


    Answer by Gailll at 3:58 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Gailll said it. A child who has parents who would rather buy them a toy to keep them quiet rather than give them love and affection.

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 4:01 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • To me a spoiled child is someone who gets whatever they want pretty much whenever they want. It's the kids who never have to truly work for anything. You are still spoiled if you have a job for spending money but your parents pay for things like clothes, phones, cars, schooling... They are really spoiled when they start expecting these things from you and not being grateful for your being able to provide them with the basics.

    Answer by at 4:01 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I guess a kid who whines excessively for unnecessary things. Not like a cranky kid who needs a hug and a nap, but an angry kid who yells for gum or something. Constantly expecting and harshly demanding things s/he doesn't need or deserve. I rarely use the word spoiled. I think it better applies to older kids/people than younger ones.

    Answer by jus1jess at 4:04 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • a child that has not been taught any boundaries


    Answer by virginiamama71 at 4:17 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I would say a kid that doesn't appreciate what they have.
    it's a gray area.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • To me, a spoiled child is one who gets whatever he or she wants whenever he or she wants it and how he or she wants it. Also, the child has no appreciation for anything or anyone. All of these are different from the things that the child, care, boundaries, support, etc.

    Answer by Svetlana98usa at 4:29 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • myself- should have seen how our roomate flipped out when DH drove down the street to get me a Frosty at 11 at night because I had a bad sore throat :)

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 2:36 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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