The issue of “spoiling a child” is obsessive in our culture.
And now, seeing as it’s summer, a lot of people have family visiting.
So even though the weather is lovely, moms have been telling me they are having a tough time being responsive to their own kids because they are getting a lot of flack from their visitors (the in-laws or mom or sisters or dads or whoever).
“You pick that child up to much… you’re spoiling them…”
“Don’t pick that baby up every time it cries or you’ll turn them into a spoiled brat..”
The idea of “spoiling a baby” is very scary for a lot of parents… they doubt themselves and think “OMG, am I really spoiling my child?”
This week, I recorded a podcast to talk about what “spoiling a child” really means (and to give you some tools to deal with visiting family!)