Hi, I am in desperate need of help to stop spoiling my daughter both myself and my husband are guilty of it and don't know how to stop! She is our first child and we easily spend $200 a week buying her things from cubby houses to DVD players and DVDs and you name it! I think the reason why we do it is because we both want her to have everything we didn't.
My mum was a single parent and even though she tried her best I didn't get things that I wanted growing up and I totally understand how difficult it must of been raising 2 girls by herself! But I still feel the need to give my daughter everything. And i will be at the shops saying to myself she doesn't really need it but we still end up buying whatever it is! It has now got to the point where I am noticing it is effecting our finances but there seems to be something she needs and has to have every week!!!!
As for my husband his parents split and his dad remarried and him and his older brother both went with his dad and because his step mother had a daughter they got left out so didn't get anything, eventually being pushed out of their dads life by their dads new family! So we are as bad as each other with our reasons and don't know how to help each other either!!!!!
Sorry for the long story but would really appreciate any help and advice!
p.s I have resorted to not going to the shops all week but end up having a reason to go on the weekend