Because she feels guilty about not spending enough time with them, Rebecca says she tends to "overcompensate when they ask me for things...so I overindulge."
Rebecca's children have developed certain techniques to get the things they want. Her 5-year-old son, Brandon, uses "sad eyes." Her daughter, Stephanie, uses peer pressure. "If I really want to get something from my mom," Stephanie says, "I'll come home and I'll be like, 'Mom, all my friends have [it].'"
Rebecca says her inability to deny her children's every want is getting out of control. "I want to say no, but it comes out yes," she says.