Joe Lando on Spoiled Kids
Submitted by dara
Too many people are being overindulgent with their kids. I recently saw an episode of "My Super Sweet 16." This girl's birthday party cost several hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus she received a $100,000 car and 7-carat diamond ring. What does a child learn from this?
I'm seeing so much of that out there today! I believe the way that things are going with the economy, people are in for a rude awakening. These parents are lavishing their kids with thousands of things that they don't need and haven't earned. As a parent, that really upsets me. And putting that on TV to make other kids jealous and think that it's OK to be like that is just wrong!
We live in an area where there are wealthy kids, but we talk to our kids about why we don't live that way. Our children have a common-sense approach to money and possessions. As parents, we have to reconsider what we're impressing upon children. "Bling-bling" is a thing of the past.
With the new president, I hope we get back to a new way of dealing with our kids and the way we expose them to money and possessions material things. I don't want to create a whole society of people who believe they deserve something they haven't earned. It gives kids a sense of accomplishment when they've earned something. And those parents need to take responsibility for indulging these kids.
Besides being a parent, actor Joe Lando is best known for his role as Byron Sully on the TV series
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
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