Not to rain on your parade
, but if you give your kids stuff just because they ask for it, they'll start to expect
it, and it won't take long before they're demands start being pretty expensive
. And when the time comes that the price tag
s on the toys
they want are more than you're willing to pay, they won't understand, and will be very upset
. Sure, an ice cream cone
here and an action figure
there might seem a small price to pay for so much perceived happiness from your little bundle of joy
, but both you and your kid's sanity are at much less risk ten years from now (at least from the effects of spoiled brat syndrome
) if you don't start the dangerous pattern of letting him or her think that their greediness
so early on.
As a general rule, just remember how (completely)impressionable children are -- their belief systems and world outlook are being created based on the experiences you expose them to.
See developmental stage, imprinting