A growing number of Circle of Moms members say they're determined to stop spoiling their teenagers. Michelle M., for example, is the first to admit her own over-indulgence is spiraling out of control, but she’s not sure how to draw the line. "She has a bedroom full of things including a wardrobe of the latest clothes and shoes," she says. "I’ve spoiled her, but she doesn’t have any more than her friends. What should I do?"
"Stop!" That’s the collective cry of many Circle of Moms members, who say a mom's primary job is to prepare their teens for the real world where they won’t always get what they want — or what their peers get. If teens don’t learn that reality, they are destined to become entitled young adults, says Kim M. "If you keep giving in to their demands they will keep pushing," she adds.
In an age of entitlement, it’s not easy to strike a balance between love and over-indulgence. Still, Circle of Moms member have offered several ways to pull in the reins on spoiling. Keep reading for their tips.