How to Avoid Affluenza: 5 Parenting Tips to Raise Empowered, Not Entitled, Kids! Parenting

Mei Marcie
8 years ago

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!

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Comments (2)

Ann Marie Patitucci
I love this., Mei Marcie ! This is something that my husband and I are always conscious of and trying to work on. Thank you!
Elisa Schmitz
A big YES on this one, Mei Marcie , thank you!
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