God have mercy on us. When we oversaturate our kids with the latest & greatest trinkets & toys, we actually ruin our children. When we bail our kids out so that they don’t have to feel bad about their behavior, we deceive them into thinking they don’t need a Savior. When we lay down the rules and then change them because they are not convenient to enforce at the moment, we confuse our children and diminish our credibility.

-Susie Larson “Growing Grateful Kids” p. 56