And we asked this question. Is it caring a lot or coddling too much. We want to go "toe to toe" on this topic. Some parents go all out. They throw lavish parties for their kids. Like a bash thrown on... See More
And we asked this question. Is it caring a lot or coddling too much. We want to go "toe to toe" on this topic. Some parents go all out. They throw lavish parties for their kids. Like a bash thrown on mtv's "my super 16." Those are extreme examples. More and more we hear about helicopter parents, moms and dads watching their child's every move. I am admittedly one of those. It's a really, really fine line. I think a great question. To answer it. We want to bring in one of our contributor, he's naughty. And she will be super helpful. "Supernanny." So bring them out. We can't wait to see them! Hi! Muh! all right. Yeah! Before we have to eat our brussels sprout, what do you think? We definitely coddle too much. I can't help but watch mtv's "sweet 16" to sigh a 16-year-old kid in a crown, and I'm in a studio apartment. We're on the same page here. The reality is that some parents will indulge their kids at some stage or another. How many of you guys truthfully can say you have done that with your children? I have. Truthfully. I don't believe them. It's not own monetarily, though, it's like standing over them when their home work is due. I'm guilty of that. I sort of hover around. Instead of making him hak his own bed. If he doesn't do home work he has to face the consequence. You have to have your kid have breathing space, not feel like you're on top of them all of the time but the indulging, it's not grounded. Your kids grow up entitled. They think that money is growing on trees. Announcer: "Today" on "the chew." It's a show a century in the making! As we honor the woman, the legend, the first lady of french television food, julia child, with a 100th birthday party celebration! Including the child classics like a beef bourguignon, ratatouille, steak bernaise and a boo-lia-baiss e! Even celebrity chef art smith is reinventing her iconic crepe suzettes! It's all julia, all hour long, right now on "the chew"! . Thank you. Good afternoon and welcome to a very special edition of "the chew"! Do you guys know what today is? Wednesday! Correct. It's wednesday. But it's not just any wednesday. 100 years ago today, a legend was born. Someone who taught america how to cook and pave the way for shows just like this one. Today we're celebrating the 100th birthday of a culinary legend, the late, great, julia child. Whoo hoo! . And what better way of They took one can of soup, threw it in a room. We had to fight for it. That's how you raise kids. I think not just coddling, buying things. I saw your show, one woman was talking to her son. You said get in his space, so she got own and he punched her right in the nose. She had to remind herself cameras were there, she wanted to choke that kid. Most parts have to be taught. Certainly, how to restrain themselves and look at that. But that's again, when you're 13 years old, when you start to spoil, you create a whole different child, because then they expect it all of the time. Also, some parents, they indulge because they want to replace time, or to replace the cuddles or kisses they haven't been able to give, because they've been work. But they've been working. It's okay that you are. As a working mother, that's something you always feel guilty about. Because you're never there. What's your advice then? I feel it's really important for parents to be honest. Realistic and be able to measure that with your kids. Be okay to say no? Can we just say no and be really comfortable with it? Really. Yeah. Talk to kids like they are adults. Speak to -- let them catch up to you. Treat them with sort of a respect. Also, make them -- you know -- you're not buying it? No. If you come into my room, I get all of the respect. You get free stuff. But you got to give it. To get respect, you have to be able to show it. You have to show your kids respect because you're leading by example, at the same time when your kid's disrespecting you, you have to check that behavior. Chin-checking. I have no idea what that means. Keeps in line. It means -- it means whip that butt. No, no. We've been asking you at home what you think. What do you think? Do we coddle too much? It's like two-thirds, one-third. What do you think? Surprised? No, I think we know we spoil our kids. Every time we look at them, we see our face younger. How could you not give gifts to that person? What do you think? Yeah, I think we do. I think seriously, parents coddle too much. We're worried their children hate them if we tell them they can't have the latest technology. All of this pressure to keep up with the joneses. Make them understand that you don't always get everything in line. Have stricter values, moral, and bring it back to basics. Let your kids know you have to work for that. Have self-respect themselves. That they can work hard and appreciate what they have at the end of the day. Being on the stage with you, I just want to say I'm sorry,
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