“In a changing world, raising your child to think they must be statically happy is not helpful,” said Ferrara, author of “Parenting 2.0: Think in the Future, Act in the Now,” a guidebook for parents with step-by-step advice on how to strengthen their relationships with their children. “Children need a process for coping with and adapting to a changing environment. It’s up to us, as parents, to give them that process.”

A major insult, parents say, is if someone described their child as spoiled, so what’s the advice to raise kids to be “The Opposite of Spoiled?”

Source: Raising spoiled kids? How to set limits – CNN.com