Spoil me rotten! They say you can't spoil a baby with endless amounts of holding, rocking, and cooing, but once that child passes the toddler years, overindulgence can make for one ill-behaved tot. It's easy to pick out the spoiled kid on the playground but much harder to turn a critical eye on ourselves. Here's a checklist of 10 signs that indicate that you may have a spoiled child on your hands.
One of our favorite fathers, funny man Adam Sandler had quite the conversation with David Letterman last night about the privileged way he's raising his kids. The actor is dad to daughters Sadie, 4, and Sunny, 2, the darling duo who stole the show and the microphone as the comedian received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame recently. Check out this hilarious clip.
What is "spoiled" to some may be "spirited" to another. While some parents expect their children to march to the beat of an adult drummer, others delight in watching kiddos pave their own way with their defined personalities. Is a child who pitches a fit late at night in a toy store tired or spoiled? Is a tot who runs in the opposite direction than he's been directed a free thinker or spoiled? Is a 2-year-old not wanting to share a developmental issue, or is she spoiled? LilSugar readers had very passionate views as to what constitutes a spoiled kid, and this made me wonder — is there even such a thing?
No parent sets out to intentionally spoil their child, but inevitably it happens. Frequently over-indulged tots can turn a temper tantrum here and there into significant behavioral issues as they get older. If you could identify with several of the signs of a spoiled child, its time to take control of the situation and start "unspoiling" your lil one. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
Call me old fashioned or what you will, but I rather enjoy the birthday parties with pin the tail on the donkey, sheet cakes, balloons, and cellophane wrapped party favors.
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