You鈥檙e one tough mother. You have聽this whole聽parenting thing down, and no one is going to accuse you of being a pushover (or so you think). There鈥檚 no way you鈥檙e thatmom. You know, the one bribing her kids with gummy worms just to get them to leave the pool. Oh聽wait, yeah, you might be that mom. You鈥檙e a closet softy, and you鈥檙e starting to wonder if you鈥檙e even overindulging those little angels of yours. While you can never go overboard when it comes to giving out love, a healthy mix of tough and soft can do your child some good.聽If you don鈥檛 know where to聽draw the line, scroll on for seven signs you鈥檙e聽giving in too much.

1. You never say no, ever. Your child is perfect. Absolutely perfect. She could never do anything that anyone would possibly misconstrue as wrong. Even the best-behaved kids act out. Sure, their good moments may outweigh the bad聽ones, but that doesn鈥檛 mean your little one is Miss Manners 100 percent of the time. There will be times when you need to say no. If you find yourself always saying yes, no matter what the question is, you need to tighten the reins.

2. You put聽your needs last. Think about what the flight attendant tells you on the airplane. In the event of an emergency, you should put on your oxygen mask before you put one on your child. If you鈥檙e all about masking up your kid as you turn blue, well, you鈥檙e just being a normal mom. Come on, we all would do that. But if you haven鈥檛 bought yourself as much as a $5 tank top in the past four years (and your child has a celeb-worthy wardrobe), you need to back off and do something nice for yourself.

3. There are no expectations. Your preschooler doesn鈥檛 have to come say 鈥渉i鈥 to Grandma when she makes the two-hour trip to your house once a month. After all, your kid is watching her favorite movie. And she shouldn鈥檛 have to put Nemo on hold just to be polite. Wrong. Obviously, your expectations need to be age-appropriate, but the point is that you need to have some.

4. You complete school projects. The preschool art show is coming up. Yay! It鈥檚 time to get out the crayons, markers, and tempera paints. But they鈥檙e聽not for your three-year-old. Yep, you鈥檙e planning on waiting until after you鈥檝e read her fave bedtime book 7,000 times, and then you鈥檒l get to work. If you find yourself always doing for your child, instead of helping her do for herself, you might be overindulging her.

5. There are no聽limits.聽Limits? Who cares! They鈥檙e just invisible barriers that stifle your kid鈥檚 curiosity and imagination. Hold the phone!聽Children need limits. They聽help your child learn what behaviors are okay, and which ones cross the line. So yes, setting limits (and sticking to them)聽is something you should do.

6. You can鈥檛 tell needs from wants. 鈥淢ommy, I need chocolate ice cream. Now!鈥 Your kid needs the cone 鈥 so she says. Does she really need it? Of course not. She just wants it. When you start blurring the line between needs and wants, you start overindulging. Your child needs a coat on a cold day, but she wants the one with Dora on it.

7. There are zero consequences.聽If you tell your child that she can鈥檛 have time with the iPad if she doesn鈥檛 put her toys away, don鈥檛 give her the tablet if聽there are still trains scattered all over the playroom floor.聽You should never say there鈥檚 a consequence when there really isn鈥檛 one.

Where do you draw the line between being too tough and too soft? Tell聽us @BritandCo!

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