Unfortunately, in many homes today this is true. I believe that in years past, parents, especailly those who lived during the depression, felt so strongly about not wanting their own children to suffer as they did, that they went to the extreme by giving them everything. It has led to generations of children who think life is all about them. If you give of yourself to receive from others, you are giving for the wrong reason in the first place. God instituted the family, but today we live in a throw away society. Like paper plates, we throw away relationships, friends, family and everything else. We allow our children to induldge in boyfriend/girlfriend relationships that by the time they marry they have broken up so many times that when they marry the first time they have a disagreement they are ready to throw that away as well. Marriage is a commitment. If you and your spouse have a good loving home it will have an impact on your children. To have strong relationships in the home and outside the home, it isn't about giving and taking, it is only about giving. Your motive will speak for itself, and the other person will almost always respond in kind.