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Spoiling Kids

Dear Family Whisperer: How to NOT Be 'The Bad Guy'

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Getting enough sleep and eating well are critical for your child's growth and development. However, a few sugary treats and the occasional late night won't compromise his health in the long run.

Spoiler Alert

Mike Julianelle | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

We give our kids too much. We get so concerned with having a nice Christmas, or providing them with more than we had, or making sure they're happy, that we don't realize the ways that short-term, brief-burst happiness of Santa delivering everything they asked for have negative effects later in their lives.

How I Finally Stopped Spoiling My Kids

LearnVest | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

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.

3 Ways To Stop The Nagging

LearnVest | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Like water dripping from a leaky faucet, a kid's constant nagging can be annoying and almost impossible to ignore, but giving in can have real financial consequences.

What Will Be Left When You Are Older?

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 06.18.2013 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

If by age 9, my daughter already has a Kindle Fire, access to an iPad and has been to New York City twice and on and on, what is left for her to experience when she is older? Am I somehow setting her up for crushing disappointment?

Nothing to Fear

Grown And Flown | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Grown And Flown

The danger, the real danger, was never in food or movies or video games, and it was not in the people they would meet online.

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...

Welcome To the Age of Competitive Grandparenting

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Your parents are not trying to undermine your goals. Just like you do, your in-laws want your children to become appreciative, and have "the right" values. But their desire to be adored, even favored, can trump their common sense and your goals.

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.