What is the one thing most parents have in common? We want to give their children more than they had. Even if we didn’t start out intending to spoil our children, or wanting to be the cause of difficulties later in life as a result of overindulgence, how do we know when is enough ‘enough?’ And how much is too much? Raising Likeable, Responsible, Respectful Children from Toddlers to Teens in an Age of Overindulgence, co-authored by Jean Illsley Clarke, Connie Dawson and David Bredehoft, might help with the answer. For more information on the book or the authors, click here: www.overindulgence.info.
But I’m curious, what do you say? How do we parents determine if giving, or doing, or allowing something is overindulging and thus, harmful to our children in the long run?