humoring; yielding; Ienient
He was a loving and indulgent father who preferred to risk spoiling his daughter than to deny her anything that would bring her happiness.
indulgere (be kind, concede, be complaisant, give oneself up to, be addicted) (Latin)
INDULGENT= INDULGE+ GENTLE. Parents who Indulge in issues of their children and are very Gentle. So they lean to the wishes of their children.