So I read this article this week (seriously click over. It is long but a must read).
We are doing a lot of things as parents that are counter-cultural in our house. I often times think I am so out of step as a parent with how other people are doing things. And I am totally cool with that. It is by design.
But then I read that article and I am pretty sure I am raising spoiled children just like everyone else around me.
I guess in my mind I thought of spoiled children as mini- Paris Hiltons. Or like the kids on Toddlers and Tiaras (although I have never actually seen that show). Or you know, other people’s children.
But then I read the article. And then I came across this great post, 10 Signs Your Child Might Be Spoiled and What To Do About It. And, guess what. My kids are spoiled, spoiled, spoiled.
I have great, wonderful, amazing kids. Truly I think my kids are awesome. But, they often times have sassy attitudes, and I do too much for them, and I say yes to too many things because it is easier than saying no, and I have to ask too many times, and they are disrespectful, and the list goes on.
I can write this off as typical behavior for a child, and it is. But I am starting to wonder if this is only because our expectations for typical behavior has gotten a little messed up.
I dunno. I am still processing it all. And my poor children are caught in the crossfires of a mother who is determined to un-spoil them. Preferably in a week. So clearly, it is not a good week to be an Anderson child!!
What do you think? Are we raising spoiled children?