As a father of 5, I can say that it’s a great feeling to be able to provide my children with everything they need to excel in life. Personally I applaud parents that are willing to spend when their child shows interest in something. Often the parent doesn’t have much knowledge on the matter but is willing to spend some money to further their child’s education/development. That being said, the situation where I get worked up is when a kid DEMANDS better equipment. For instance, when the kid has been playing for a year and tells the parents he needs a DW Collectors and Zildjian K’s to get better. I’ve overheard many conversations like this while browsing my local GC.