Many parents struggle with wondering how to raise their children to keep them from wanting to be spoiled. They don’t want to go through the troubles of having to pick the child up all day, nor do they want to have the child crying just because the parent left them with a sibling. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to try to prevent your child from being spoiled.
One of the first things you need to keep in mind while raising your child, is when you set limitations, not to let your child change your mind. For instance, if you tell your child they can’t go outside, and the child starts crying, don’t feel sorry for them and tell them they can go. This will allow the child to assume that all they have to do is cry in order to get you to change your mind and get their way.
Also, when your child asks you a question, don’t be so quick to say yes all the time. Reason being, is that the child will be so used to when you say yes, that the one day you say no, their reaction may freak you out. By that time, they will be so spoiled and more upset than they would be if you normally said no sometimes. Don’t feel bad for saying no, everyone has had someone tell them no before.
Finally, another way to keep your child from becoming spoiled is to set a good example for your child. Instead of sitting around all day, and sending your child to do everything, set a good example for your child. Don’t teach them that an adult should be lazy, because they will assume that everyone is suppose to do things for them. Teaching them responsibility is also a good way to build your child’s character, as well as showing them that they need to grow up to be successful like their parents.
These things may seem hard at times, however, in the long run they will pay off. Instead of being the one with the spoiled kid everyone talks about; you can be the one with the respectful, successful, and responsible child.