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If you want those kids to spoil you - let's make certain that they themselves are not too spoiled.

Take a peek at The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money (Lieber). "We parents are in the adult-making business after all," so take in practical suggestions about developing children who can balance themselves between "restraint" and "materialism." Learn strategies about offering allowance, cultivating a work ethic, and deciding what purchases would have a good "fun ratio," meaning the number of hours of fun a purchase will provide given the investment. Earning allowance is about learning patience, self-control, and delayed gratification.

Also, have someone bring you a cup of tea, and settle in with Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (Carter). According to Dr. Carter, 57% of working parents feel like they don't spend enough time with their families and 46% have no time for leisure. To maintain your own health and happiness and nurture others well, you must "undo the overwhelm." Carve out "PTO," what our author declares as "Predictable Time Off," meaning no smart phones, computers, and multitasking. Swap stress with the mindset, "There is enough, we are enough."   

After all, true spoiling involves time spent together making memories.