Most of the time, parents live vicariously through their kids. They shower them with luxuries, toys, and activities they never had as a child. It's natural to want to give your kids what you didn't have; however there needs to be limits. Just because you can afford to buy everything in a toy store or a department store doesn't mean you should. In the attempt to 'love them' or make them 'happy' you are ruining their capability for true happiness. When a child gets everything she wants, nothing will make her happy....EVER. There needs to be restrictions and limitations in order for children to appreciate these amazing blessings they have. If they get what they want at such a young age they will have nothing to look forward to. You will make it next to IMPOSSIBLE for their spouse to make them happy. The more you shower them with material possessions the more likely they will end up depressed and satiated from life. Spending quality time with them is the most valuable gift you could ever give your child. Shower them with attention, shower them with wisdom, stories and lessons NOT possessions.