Today’s culture is creating a generation of teens struggling with narcissism. We will discuss how to curb narcissism within your teen.
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As a result there are many different attitudes, approaches and counsel when it comes to raising teens in today’s “Me” centered culture, but are any of them found in Scripture? We hope to shed some light on this by sharing our interview with guest Jill Rigby Garner.
Jill’s book Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World has me to believe I’ve discovered another well written “right on the money” book that I won’t have to write.
Jill Rigby Garner is a character education and parenting expert and the nonprofit founder of Baton Rouge-based Manners of the Heart. She’s an inspiring speaker, award-winning author and the publisher of heart education programs and books for students, educators and parents.
In our interview with Jill we unveil some great discussion including:
Is there any legitimacy to self-esteem?
- Connection of self esteem to the narcism so prevalent in today’s culture
- Difference between self esteem and self respect
- Determine if self esteem is a biblical principle parents should face
Cracking the Code of Narcism
Many teens have accidentally arrived on third base living under the delusion that they have just hit a triple. Do parents play a role in a narcissistic attitude?
- What’s wrong with calling our children “prince or princess”
- The effect of the “mirror” in the lives of teens
Creating a Self-Dependent Teen not a Self Indulged Teen
Kids at infancy are dependent on parents. What age should kids start to learn to become more self dependent and begin overcoming self-indulgence?
- Jill breaks down her four-step process
- Understanding the kid pitching a fit in Walmart
- The role a style-over-substance culture has in perpetuating narcism
- Establish an open door policy
Conversation Starter: Did this interview hit close to home? What are some ways that your family can creatively address narcissism?
Picture provided by Dana.