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Spoiled Kids

Participation Prize: How Childhood Praise Was Affecting My Career

Patrice Bendig | Posted 12.29.2016 | Women
Patrice Bendig

My reputation of producing quality work without doubt should be my justification that my work is valued by my employer. Having colleagues respect your work ethic and performance is something that is earned, not just assumed.

My Kid Is a Brat

Brooke Hampton | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Brooke Hampton

In an effort to show our love and to make ourselves appear happy and successful, we are creating a society full of spoiled brats. Children who are lazy, overstimulated, ungrateful and greedy.

Shake the Excess

Pamela Brill | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Pamela Brill

When you have kids, vacations are redefined. They are time away from home. Which is also a beautiful thing. Just different. And not a vacation.

Yagana Shah

Should Grandparents Be Expected To Foot The Bill For Entertaining Grandkids? | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty

Being a grandparent is one of the greatest joys in a person's lifetime, no doubt. You not only get to see your own children grow up and learn the rope...

How I Finally Stopped Spoiling My Kids

LearnVest | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents

The best advice I can share with other moms is this: Don't give in to guilt. Your kids won't love you less because you refused to buy them the latest video game. If anything, they'll love you more when they see you as the strong and financially capable woman who keeps a roof over their heads.

My Simple Advice to Jaden Smith -- #HushChild

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

Jaden Smith, the son of Will and Jada is back in the news, opining on the inherent lack of value of school and education.

Are You Raising A Bratty Child?

The Stir | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
The Stir

No one wants to listen to whining, crying or complaining, and we all want to spare our children as much heartache as possible. Unfortunately, our overzealous attempts to pave the way can result in spoiled, self-entitled children.

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.

The Word More Parents Need to Say

Kate Gale | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Kate Gale

What's going on with American parenting that seems to have resulted in a whole generation of parents who have lost the reins?

6 Ways To Stop Kids From Fighting

The Huffington Post | Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.28.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My neighbor and I have preschool-aged sons who have a lot of fun together. But lately, the other boy has been pushing my child when he ...

The Benefits Of Spoiling Kids In America

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

For the sake of argument, let's explore the possibility that spoiling our children -- creating "brats" who are very comfortable being waited and doted upon -- is good for them.

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...

Don't Worry, Grandma's Got It Covered

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty

By Linda Stern WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - The generation that invented "helicopter parenting" is moving into its grandparenting y...

Another Decade, Another New Way To Parent

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

How quickly does American parenting change? Are today's parents different than they were 10 years ago?

The #1 Lesson For Moms This Christmas

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I've been so focused on teaching my kids lessons, I've failed to learn them myself. I need to help them learn to be happy (which is not the same as being overindulged). I can't do any of that with my credit card.

Survey Says Kids Are Spoiled, Jimmy Kimmel Proves It Right

Posted 12.14.2011 | Parents

Jimmy Kimmel's compilation of kids reacting to terrible presents is not just hilarious. In the spirit of great comedy, it's also the perfect way to su...

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?

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.

Stepkid Of Qwest Exec Takes Corporate Jet To School

New York Times | DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some high school students will be making their way back to school this week on a bus, or, if they are lucky, in their very own car. But the stepdaught...