If you don’t curb entitlement at an early age, your child may grow up unable to handle life’s disappointments in a mature manner.
Today we discuss one example to curb entitlement in your teen.
Examples of Entitlement
When I was a policeman I could tell the adults who were properly trained to deal with disappointment as kids, and those who were not, just by doing a routine traffic stop.
It’s hard to watch a 40-year-old man crying and pitching a hissy fit in front of his family over a $50.00 traffic ticket. It’s likely that he was never trained to properly deal with disappointment as a youngster.
On the other hand, I once stopped a 40-year-old traffic violator that quickly offered an apology, humbly signed the ticket, and went on his way. This guy was taught to deal with disappointment as a kid.
Disappointment Helps Curb Entitlement
It’s OK to disappoint our kids once in a while by not buying them every item they want or allowing them to engage in any activity they want.
But regardless of your boundaries, never allow your kids to throw a tantrum without the appropriate consequences.
It will build their character, curb their entitlement, and teach them to maturely handle life’s disappointments.
Conversation Starter: I’d love to hear some areas that you see contributing to entitlement in your kids.