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I vowed I would never have a spoiled rotten little brat for a kid. I thought about it a lot because I only have one child and people warned repeatedly that I would spoil him.
I think they were right.
I try very hard to make him happy, but I tell him "no" from time to time as well, but lately, everything I do seems not good enough. It is not that he asks for things and we say "no", but rather, I do something nice for him of my own accord, just to make him happy, and I fall short--it is as if he would have been happier with nothing at all, if I hadn't ever even tried, but I can't stop trying because I like to make him happy, but no matter what, he's not. If he does ask for something, it is usually something completely outrageous that there is no way we could do, like literally impossible things, then he throws a hissy when we say we cannot do that.
I don't deal with hissys well.