- Don’t expect too much of him too young, assuring yourself that “he doesn’t understand”.
- Laugh at “how cute” it is when he throws his food down from the high chair.
- Comfort him when he throws a fit; at least give him the thing about which he is throwing the fit.
- Make sure he gets to do/have “what everyone else does/has”.
- Don’t ever make him earn money to buy things he wants.
- Make excuses for him when he misbehaves. This will help him learn to blame his problems on everything or everyone else.
- Wash all his dishes, make his bed, clean up after him and keep telling yourself that “childhood is just for fun–he’ll grow up later”.
And above all else, to successfully raise a spoiled child, let him think the world revolves around him, his food preferences, his recreational needs and his whims. Do whatever you have to do to keep him in the center of the universe, including but not limited to refusing any more children from God. After all, spoiling one or two is difficult (and costly) enough.
The above text is a post from Generation Cedar.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him. Pro 22:15
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Pro 29:15