Coddling is for babies only.
It’s perfectly natural to coddle a newborn and want to protect this little human with everything you have. When this child gets a little older, coddling isn’t that great. There’s nothing worse than a child who is coddled so much that even they start feeling smothered and claustrophobic. Give them room to breathe and their own space. They’ll appreciate it, really.
They don’t have to have everything they want.
It’s ok to say no every now and then. I know many parents will just say yes to avoid a temper tantrum or an argument of some sort. Let them have a fit, it’s ok. Children need to learn the value of things, money and ownership. They also need to know that they will not get everything they want throughout life. Better teach them that while they’re still young.