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What do you think 'spoiling a child' means?

What is lack what is enough and what is too much from love?


Asked by adriennfaklya at 3:02 PM on Jan. 21, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Spoiling is not setting limits and not enforcing rules. Not teaching your kids right from wrong, and not teaching them morals or respect for themselves or for others. Spoiling is also giving and giving and never telling them no.

    Answer by Honda309 at 7:18 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • well spoiling to me is saying yes so much the child one expects to be given EVERYTHING they ask for and start to not appreciate anything they are given.

    Answer by rhonda111787 at 3:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • spoiling a child to me is giving the child everything they want. you can never hold a child or kiss them too much or hug them too much but you can give them too much stuff to the point where they just expect it.

    Answer by laura970 at 3:04 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Spoiling your child is allowing them to feel entitled, feel like they are better than anyone else, not teaching them to care for themselves or contribute to the household.

    I don't think it has anything to do with how much you give them materially.

    Answer by onethentwins at 3:12 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I don't think that love has much to do with it. If you love your child you won't spoil them. Spoiling is never saying no, giving them everything they want (not teaching the difference between a want and a need) and basically letting them run the house.

    Answer by JamieLK at 3:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Love NEVER spoils a child.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:05 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • That whoever says it doesn't know how to give enough love. Seriously. At least when they are infants and very small.

    As children get older I guess that spoiling would mean not holding them accountable or making them exercise any responsibility, not teaching them how to take care of themselves or others, not expecting them to be good citizens.

    Answer by misses_nick at 3:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • spoiling your child is not giving the boundaries and letting them get whatever they want which will then give them a sense of entitlement and no manners... buying an extra toy once in a while or giving them one more cookie is not spoiling them

    Answer by zperez0809 at 3:31 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Giving them whatever they want, or letting them do whatever they want. Not having any consequences for anything.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 3:52 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Spoiling is not setting limits and not enforcing rules. But you can never hug or cuddle your kids too much.

    Answer by Iamasinglemom99 at 4:10 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

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