How to Avoid Affluenza: 5 Parenting Tips to Raise Empowered, Not Entitled, Kids! by Mei Marcie
We want give the best to our kids, but sometimes – in today's affluent society – we may inadvertently raise them feeling entitled. Here are five tips to raise kids who feel they can have good things in life by working for them.
- Don't give presents when you can't give time. This may cross to bribery and demanding kids.
- Teach accountability. Give kids the responsibility for their own belongings, including consequences when it's damaged.
- Model that happiness is more than “having stuff.”
- Volunteer as a family.
- Encourage your child to hold a job.
Start when your kid is young!