Am I Raising a Spoiled Brat?

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8.  You’re inconsistent with discipline.

It’s been a long day and the last thing you want to deal with when you’re trying to quickly pick up dinner is a temper tantrum.   Instead of dealing with the situation effectively, you buy the toy he/she is hollering about so you won’t be embarrassed or even more frustrated.  Remember: If it’s easy for you as the parent, it’s probably not the best discipline technique.  You may have saved yourself a headache for now, but you’re really just contributing to a pattern that if your child screams loud enough, he/she will get whatever they want.

What would you consider “spoiling” a child?

 Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a passion for helping young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health. She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee.

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