fbpx

PEP Blog

01|26

“How can I stop relatives from spoiling my 6-month-old?”

“Q: I have a delightful 6-month-old daughter. She’s the only grandchild in my extended family and has been spoiled so far with love, attention and (even as I try to prevent the rising tide) toys. It’s gotten a little better, but I still have several relatives who bring gifts every time they see her, which is frequently. On my husband’s side of the family, it isn’t quite as extreme. Recently we spent time with family friends whom I had not seen in years, with daughters who were ages 8 and 5. The girls were a handful, to put it mildly. They were constantly fighting with each other to get their parents’ attention, needed tablets at all times but were “sooooo borreedddd” and more. I thought maybe they were having a bad day until their dad commented at how well-behaved they were being. I want to know how I can prevent what I witnessed. I’m mostly concerned that my extended family, whom we spend a lot of time with, will never want to “be the parent” with my daughter, and she will grow up encouraged to be the center of attention and given everything she wants.”

Click here to read the article.

 

TOPICS


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


Sign Up for PEPTalk

Join thousands of parents like you who have found positive alternatives to nagging, yelling, and bribing with PEP! Sign up today and receive our exclusive “Mornings Without Mayhem” Tip Sheet.


Archives

Parent Encouragement Program
10100 Connecticut Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895
301-929-8824
office@PEPparent.org

Apart from the free survey software, we also have access to QuestionPro's free survey templates . We've found many of them useful and powerful to collect insights from various stakeholders of our organization.

© COPYRIGHT 2022 PEP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.