Reconciling the desire to bless your kids with the possibility that you will spoil them is a challenge for every parent. How does one strike a healthy balance?
Carey Nieuwhof has written a couple of articles on the Orange Parents site that deal with our culture's tendency to think we deserve what we have.
Read Five Ways to Fight Entitlement to learn how to raise kids who appreciate both what they work for and what they are given.
Before we get too "high and mighty" as parents, you can read his later post, called Entitled Parents. It confronts you and me on our belief that we have a right to have all the trappings of the American dream.
Careful consideration of his insights will hopefully turn our hearts toward becoming more grateful for God's blessings in our life and more generous in what we do with them.