It's no secret that kids are extremely insistent, and sometimes it’s easier to just give in to their demands rather than arguing with them.
So if your kids are spoiled, how do you “unspoil” them?
Yahoo columnist Farnoosh Torabi has some tips.
First off: Avoid saying no. Instead, the next time your son or daughter says, "I have to have that," take a piece of paper and write down the item.
Do that every time they see something they want, and then when it's a special occasion, they can choose one item off the list.
Also: Discuss trade offs.
Make them really think about how much they really want or need something new.
For example, is a new video game worth giving up a new pair of sneakers?
Then teach them at the supermarket. Make a list before you go to the store, and let them know you're only buying things on the list.
If they see something they want, they can put it on their list, and it can be considered for the next trip.
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