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How to avoid spoiling your kids

Posted at 11:10 AM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 13:10:37-05

Kathy Parker, LCSW shares ways to avoid spoiling your kids and a few things to do instead. For more information go here.

1.     What are the negative effects of spoiling children?

·      Having too many options contributes to anxiety

·      The more toys kids have, the less in depth time they spend with each toy.

·      Kids tend to feel entitled and they appreciate less when they have a lot of "stuff."

2.     Why do parents spoil children?

·      Parents have the best of intentions

3.     What can parents do instead?

·      Create rituals and traditions

·      Simplify - Create a calm environment for your children