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Spoiled Children

Why You Shouldn't Pay Your Kids For Chores

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents

A doctor, a politician, a humanitarian -- there are many things parents may wish their children will become. But there's one way no parent ever wants ...

How To Teach Your Child The Joy Of Giving, Not Just Getting, At The Holidays

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Sharing with others can be the farthest thing from your child's mind on any given day, but it is conspicuously absent when your tech-savvy 5-year-old is texting you hyperlinks from his iPhone with the exact color, make and model of the toys he wants

Spare the Love, Spoil the Child

Kiri Westby | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Kiri Westby

As a young parent in today's world, I worry about over-doing it and I worry about under-doing it, constantly walking a tightrope of give and take... so I thought I'd examine what it means to actually "spoil a child."

Moms, Relax... and Ditch Snack Duty!

Sarah Smiley | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

What we've taught today's children is that they get a trophy and a snack simply for showing up. We've taught them that everything should be celebrated with food and a party. And we've taught them that ordinary days -- with no treats or parties -- are somehow lacking.

Lisa Belkin

Frank Bruni On Parenting: Was He Clear-Eyed Or Clueless?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Parents

Before I had children I had rules about raising those children. Snacking, for instance. I would roll my eyes and tsk to myself whenever a parent p...

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

The Biggest Money Mistake Parents Make Post-Split

Suzanna de Baca | Posted 12.26.2012 | Divorce
Suzanna de Baca

Almost everyone I know who has gone through a divorce has later admitted to making financial mistakes along the way, from blunders or oversights with short-term impacts to more serious lapses in judgment that derailed their long-term financial health

Top 10 Cities Where Kids Are Most Spoiled

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.08.2012 | Parents

During last year's winter holidays, a survey of 6,000 moms revealed that 3 out of 4 mothers think their kids are at least a little spoiled -– and 60...

A Dog Smells Doubt and Fear, So Do Your Kids

David Code | Posted 04.11.2012 | Parents
David Code

Humans have forgotten we are animals, and children are like dogs--either you train them or they train you. We could learn more about parenting by watching The Dog Whisperer than by reading parenting books.

Avoiding the Last Minute Holiday Crazies

Richard Bromfield, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents
Richard Bromfield, Ph.D.

Parents are prone to showing their love for their children with a bonanza of presents. At best, they buy a lot of things they can afford but that their children don't really need. At its bleakest? Just read the business section to see the latest figures for personal debt and bankruptcy.

We Don't Spoil Our Children Anymore -- We Entitle Them

Richard Watts | Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices
Richard Watts

How much is too much to give your children? Often, in assisting one's children, a parent dulls the character, integrity, work ethic, and socialization skills their children need to become responsible adults.

How Not To Raise Spoiled Brats

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

How can parents avoid raising spoiled brats and develop fiscally responsible children who have healthy relationships with money?

How To Raise Spoiled Brats

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my consulting practice, I work with many high-net-worth families and am constantly amazed at how nonchalant (or even downright neglectful) the parents are in their children's fiscal education.

Unspoiling Your Child

Richard Bromfield, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Bromfield, Ph.D.

Consider what today's parents face -- the corporate influence, billions of dollars of advertising, and a banking technology that has taught children that money doesn't grow on trees, it comes flying out of ATMs.

America's Self-Esteem Problem

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

The newly minted celebutantes of Jersey Shore are victims of a self-esteem movement that creates young people who are narcissistic, immature, unmotivated, and arrogant.

Are You Giving Your Child Too Much?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Despite the economy, this malady's going around. It's called the Excess Flu, a virus that interrupts love.