I have a letter in Sydney's Child this month.
In 'Too Many Toys?' Rachel Paisley wonders if buying too many toys for her child will spoil him. The main consideration we think about in our household was not mentioned; the environmental impact. Everything we buy is made, packaged and transported using the earth's resources and will probably end up in landfill. The long term consequences are just as important as whether or not a child is 'spoilt'.
Now I just have to try to live by what I said!