Some parents think that if you give an infant too much attention, you
would spoil him. But when an infant cries, it is because he needs
something. It is out of the caregiving that a bond develops between
parent and child, and it is this bond that makes later communication
My view is that spoiling is not an issue in infancy but in childhood.
Over-yielding to a child's demands can produce a spoiled and selfish
child who finds it hard to conform to social expectations because he is
used to having his own ways.