4 Comments

  1. Jeff
    January 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    Excellent, thanks for posting

    Reply

  2. Jennifer
    January 10, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    I received a link to this ‘article’ in my inbox this morning, and was thoroughly intrigued. I grew up in a wealthier than average suburb, with friends who, even into their late 20’s still suffered from ‘affluenza’ So I, being all too aware of the downfalls of spoiling your kids, was really excited about this article. Unfortunately, it did not live up. These are all common sense statements, which if weren’t part of your parenting plan before regardless of ‘affluenza’, you should definitely reconsider becoming a parent in the first place…

    Reply

    • themotherlist
      January 10, 2014 @ 10:27 am

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for the feedback. We’d LOVE to hear some of your suggestions on how to avoid what you witnessed firsthand. Please either comment here or email us at hello@themotherlist.com. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

      Reply

  3. Ellen Cassidy
    March 26, 2017 @ 7:42 am

    This list is a good start, but the most important point of all is left out: role modeling! If parents are the first on the block to get the new car, the newest iPhone, etc., they are setting the expectations as to what a “good life” entails. It’s not to say people can’t have nice things if they work hard and give back. But truly, it’s what kids see every day, in and out, in their own homes. Go camping instead of going to Disney. Go hiking instead of to the mall. Go spend time with grandparents instead of …whatever. Simple things matter.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *