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10 From GEM: 10 Ways To Spoil Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

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10 From GEM:
10 Ways To Spoil Your Kids Without Spoiling Them

Reasonable parents are afraid to raise spoiled rotten children. We don’t want to overindulge them or do anything to make them think they are the center of the universe. Our job is to prepare kids for the world they will eventually step into as adults, which isn’t always kind and loving. At the same time, kids need to be sure that their parents will always love and support them. That can be accomplished without giving in to whims or buying a lot of material things. More than anything, kids need their parents’ emotional and spiritual support. Read on for 10 ways you can spoil your kids without spoiling them.

 

1. Spend Time With Each Child Individually

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We know the importance of spending quality time with our children. Some of us connect over dinner while others do it on the drive to school. However, if you have more than one child—and 57% of us do—it’s important to spend time with each child one-on-one. Children from toddlers to teens enjoy being the center of their parents’ attention without worrying about a sibling coming along and stealing their thunder. Whenever possible, make time to do something simple like take one child out for ice cream.

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