Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E9 Dealing with Entitlement in Kids

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The Raising Boys and Girls podcast is back for Season 4 with topics and guests that will inspire you along your journey of raising kids in today’s world. Join Sissy Goff, David Thomas, and Melissa Trevathan this week as talk about how to ward on entitlement in kids, especially during the holiday season!

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To ward off entitlement, help kids differentiate between needs and wants.

We use extreme words often. We need to make sure we use the right words.

Do you really need that? If so, what would it look like to earn it?

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Teach kids the art of reciprocity so they learn they are not the center of the universe.

  • In relationship
  • In perspective 

We need to be better detectives with our kids to see if there is more to the story.

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Gratitude is a weapon against entitlement. 

Gratitude starts with grownups modeling gratitude.

We learn to praise God not by paying compliments but by paying attention. Frederick Buechner

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Intentional Practices:

  1. Teach the value of money by providing ways to earn it.
  2. Make kids a part of gift-giving.
  3. Give kids a voice, not always a choice.
  4. Encourage your kids to take ownership of their actions.

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Kids do not want to feel like the strongest person in the room. They need grownups to be in charge.