How They Speak to You
It can be hard to discern from their opinionated outbursts whether an outspoken child is acting spoiled or sassy. However, it becomes much clearer if you look beyond your child's bold opinions and at how they are choosing to express them.
Spoiled: They speak their minds but in a disrespectful way that you wouldn’t let others speak to you.
Sassy: They openly express their honest opinion (even if it’s one that you don’t necessarily want to hear) in a matter-of-fact manner without intentionally being rude.