I worry about the children. Maybe we're being too nice to them. I mean, there is still bed times with lots of meanness to counterbalance a days worth of trips to the library and playgrounds etc... But it's hard to not just give them everything you can. And it takes effort to remember that they have to practice good character when they are young so it is a habit later.
I think one aspect of good character is gratitude and not wasting. Honesty, Gratitude, and Generosity.