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Old 02-12-2008, 07:23 PM
 
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I found a website with pretty good info, and a quiz to take to see if we're spoiling our kids

Loved Not Spoiled (http://www.loved-not-spoiled.com/default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:01 PM
 
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Default I scored a 13

"Chances are good that [I'm] not at risk for over-indulging [my] child"
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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I scored a 16, Chances are good that I'm not a high-risk parent in over-indulging my child.

Keep in mind my child is only 8, I can only imagine the whole video game/new gadget
stuff will be of more importance later on.
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley
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You scored 24 points - You probably struggle some with thinking itís your job as a parent to keep your child happy at all times. This is a pretty slippery slope.

No real surprise here...
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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You scored 21 points.
You probably struggle some with thinking it’s your job as a parent to keep your child happy at all times. This is a pretty slippery slope.

That actually surprised m. I guess maybe because i answered that she gets bored with new toys and has toys she gets and never uses (don't most kids?).

I think spoiling (at least in my mind, and maybe I'm deceiving myself?) also has a lot to do with the attitude of parent and child. My daughter ASKS for everything- and usually does NOT get it. However, we do reward good grades and behavior. Not with the newest game system (we don't have any) but maybe with a new book, or art set or stickers- fairly inexpensive little things...

She gets mad at me (for one reason or another) pretty much on a daily basis. If i let THAT bother me, I'd be a trainwreck! lol
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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You scored 29 points.
You probably struggle some with thinking itís your job as a parent to keep your child happy at all times. This is a pretty slippery slope.

This is really funny b/c I think it's about context. His birthday and Christmas are big deals in our house. BUT he doesn't get a lot the rest of the year. He has to save up money for new video games outside of those two occassions. We reward him with something somewhat big at the end of the school year, too. He's a genuinely good kid so that's all I care about. He does have more than I did at his age but that's the whole point. I want it that way. If that's spoiling him, oh well.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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I had 20 points. While I like the boys to have a little more than I had as a child they also do not get everything they want and they have heard the word No quite afew times in their lives.

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Old 02-13-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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You scored 14 points.
Chances are good that you are not a high-risk parent in terms of overindulging your child

The Gestapo Mom, and proud of it!
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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My mom just did it- 13.

I guess that means we were deprived as children?
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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Okay, the site looks all jumbled with huge letters to me, I couldn't even take the quiz. Weird.
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