The Key to Raising "Better" Kids: It May be Easier Than You Think! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
As parents, we delight in making our children happy, and we do this in myriad ways, including buying them what their little hearts desire. However, research suggests that catering to our children’s material desires has negative consequences, beyond spoiling them.
- First, “it fosters a sense of deficiency that can never be fully satisfied," according to the article "To Raise Better Kids, Say No," on The New York Times website.
- In addition, we deprive our kids of opportunities to be resourceful.
Sometimes less IS more; when we don’t give them the latest toy or gadget, we give our kids the opportunity to be creative, to make do, to problem solve. So what is the key to raising “better” kids? Say NO!