I am of the belief that there is a very fine line between spoiling a child and providing them with various opportunities they require to develop a healthy and stimulating outlook on life. Kids today need to be provided with opportunities to learn things ....specially because they don't have the chance to explore quite like we did as kids. I remember taking off for full days that my parents had no clue where I was, what I was doing or who I was with ~ and it is during those times that I learned a lot of things that made me who I am today. Most parents now a days don't like their kids leaving the backyard without an in depth investigation into whatever it is they would like to do outside of the home! How are our kids going to have any idea how to function in the real world ...without the real world experiences?? I also think that other opportunities are now only available if you have the money to make it happen, which is sad but in the end reality. I am not a wealthy person however I sacrifice ALOT to ensure I spend money on my kids to participate in the activities they enjoy, because I see a value in it. The problem I'm having now is that my 10 year old son has become quite selfish about these "opportunities" ...and I find is very ungrateful, which makes me mad. Is there a way to do these things without spoiling your kid?
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