Mariah Carey Is Making a Big Baby Mistake

Everyone says that babies are too young to be spoiled, and to a certain extent, that is true. If they have a million things now, though, they likely will later, too. And once you go down that road, it's awfully hard to come back without a lot of fight.

Mariah Carey became a first time mom at 41, so it's no wonder that she would lavish her twins Morocco and Monroe with everything money can buy. She had a long and illustrious career and she has plenty of cash to throw around. The problem, of course, is that she is never going to stop.

These babies are going to be so used to the good life, they will come to expect it.

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This is when it becomes a problem. As the children grow, they start to expect that material items flow their way, that they don't need to work for any of it, and that all of this makes them somehow special. 

I have spent a lot of time in a fairly privileged world and the people who have the least spoiled children (no matter what their means) are the ones whose children end up the most successful. No matter how wealthy your family, one should never emerge from their childhood expecting things to be handed to them. It isn't very motivating.

Sure, Morocco and Monroe are just babies now and it's adorable to bling them out to high heaven and create a dream-worthy nursery full of all the things one never had as a child. But by the time those kids are 2 or 3, they will start to expect it. And throw fits when mom says no. And then it will only get worse.

The most important thing a child can have is perspective. They need to understand that not everyone gets toys thrown at them every day. They need to understand their privilege. If Mariah doesn't get on that, she is just asking for trouble.

Do you think she is doing something bad with her kids?


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