The Divorce Is Over. Are You Overcompensating With Your Kids?

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[Editor's Note: Suzanne's post about buying your kids stuff out of guilt following a divorce stands up for those of us who are still in a relationship, too -- we overcompensate with gifts and dinners out for all sorts of reasons. And we really should stop. Here's why. -Rita]

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I once thought this way and indulged my son in all the things his dad promised and didn’t deliver. Until I realized two things:

  • I could no longer afford to do this.
  • My son was not benefiting from my actions, but rather suffering from a misrepresentation of money management.

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