Mommy, I’m Glad You Don’t Spoil Us


Well, my 9-year old heard a story about a spoiled rich kid. His father bought a TV and wanted to test it using the kid’s X-Box, which A2 pointed out, was probably paid for by the dad. The kid got so upset that he had a temper tantrum and threw a something at the TV, breaking the brand new expensive purchase, that, as A2 also pointed out, was for the whole family. Flabbergasted at this behaviour, he declared that he did not ever want to be so spoiled that he couldn’t see the bigger picture due to being selfish and small-minded.

He told me that even though he didn’t always like my answers, he appreciated how hard I worked to ensure he does not turn out to be a ‘J~ A~’. We had a long conversation about values and respect.

Published by Sherry Yuan Hunter

Sherry Yuan Hunter is a certified trauma recovery coach and certified parenting coach. Taiwan-born American-Canadian Chinese, married, working mother of two, Sherry identifies as a Sandwich Parent, Third Culture Kid, an untigering Mom, and Recovering Shouldaholic. Based in Toronto, Canada, Sherry has been working in student success programs at University of Toronto for 20 years, supporting students, young professionals, new managers, working moms, and new immigrants to success.

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