The dictionary meaning of Pamper is ‘indulge with every attention, comfort and kindness; spoil.
Taking the first part of the definition, sure we can pamper them; but, if we look deeper it is to give comfort and kindness but not in just giving material goods. It is to provide the comfort of reassuring them when they need it, kindness when they are burdened with the heaviness of the outside work, specially related to school work and activities – in all these a big YES.
When it comes to spoiling them, it is my concern not to indulge in buying things, which are a big waste and will not be remembered beyond a point. I make this point repeatedly as it is a big burden for me to see parents replace love and affection with material stuff and not with their time and efforts.
—– MRS. NAIK