Probably because you HAVE! That’s one of the things we did with our youngest. We felt bad for her. She was in an orphanage for the first three years of her life. Who doesn’t want to make their child happy? We did. But we quickly had to STOP. She was starting to act entitled. Here’s a suggestion that may help your kids. Make your kids fill out time cards. If they do a chore, write down the time it took. And then at the end of the week, pay them. Then require them to buy the things that they want. If they want designer shoes, they can pay the extra. While many parents are coddling their kids today, you’re teaching responsibility and a great work ethic.