We’re all guilty of spoiling our children at one time or another, probably more times than less, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
We want our children to feel that they’re loved, valued, safe and secure, and indulging them in little things that they might want simply reinforces and strengthens those feelings of acceptance and emotional security.
Not to mention it’s fun for the parents, too! Seeing your child’s face light up with a huge smile provides you with a sense of happiness and gratification, as well!
Now, unlike spoiling them with material things, there is one mistake that can be detrimental to your child’s future and it’s a very easy one for parents to make!
This is the overwhelming impulse, that some parent’s have, to give their children a free pass when it comes to making mistakes!
Children need to learn to take responsibility for their actions so that they do not become adults believing that nothing is their fault!
While the consequences for their bad deeds or actions might vary from parent to parent, there should always be repercussions when children make the wrong choices in life.
It’s the only way for them to learn that there are right ways to do things and wrong ways!
It’s the only way to ensure that they grow up to be responsible adults who are willing to be accountable for their obligations, and their word.
That way, when they fail to live up to their responsibilities, they can be guided back in the right direction.
Spending time with your children is never regarded as an act of spoiling them, especially when you spend time together teaching them the correct way to do things.
Chores or other small tasks can be very beneficial to even the youngest family members and they’re also a way to remind them that they are a part of a team.
While responsibilities are crucial in shaping your child’s future, the most important things we can give to our children are our love and our affection and the stability that they provide.