Entitled Kids, Defensive Parents

We have been in a new era of child rearing for quite sometime now. This new era was supposed to be an improvement over the old one, in which disciplining children was based on an unreflective use of fear, punishment and “do it, because I said so.”
Today’s parents seek to raise their kids in a more enlightened way. They want their children to feel empowered, self-confident and self-assured. Many parents, however, are getting more than they bargained for and are shocked when their entitled kids act in an insolent, arrogant manner. Overwhelmed with self-doubt, parents find themselves on the defensive, not sure how to respond to this monster they created.

We have been in a new era of child rearing for quite sometime now. This new era was supposed to be an improvement over the old one, in which disciplining children was based on an unreflective use of fear, punishment and “do it, because I said so.”

Today’s parents seek to raise their kids in a more enlightened way. They want their children to feel empowered, self-confident and self-assured. Many parents, however, are getting more than they bargained for and are shocked when their entitled kids act in an insolent, arrogant manner. Overwhelmed with self-doubt, parents find themselves on the defensive, not sure how to respond to this monster they created. Continue reading “Entitled Kids, Defensive Parents”