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Spoiled Little Kids (Brats)

I recently read another blog that had some excellent writing on their personal experiences with kids getting completely spoiled by their parents on Christmas and other holidays. Unfortunately, the blog used a fair amount of cursing to get their point across, so I don’t feel all that inclined to link to it from this blog. I try to keep things on the family-friendly side here. It did inspire me to share a few thoughts on the topic though. What exactly is it with parents these days? Ha! You thought I was going to launch right in on the kids, didn’t you? I’ll get to them in a minute. The reason I start in on the parents is it really is their fault. Being spoiled is not a genetic thing, it is a result of upbringing. Sure, tempers and personalities prone to anger can come from those genes a bit – goodness knows my son comes by it honestly – but the blame for being kids being spoiled lies squarely with the parents. It all comes …