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Raising a Responsible Child in an Entitled Society

Raising a Responsible Child in an Entitled Society, by Jane Sandwood. Photograph of child on play structure by Louis Francia
Photograph by Louis Francia

A few steps you can take to help children feel empowered instead of entitled

As parents, we inherently want what is best for our children, which includes them growing up to live responsible, fulfilling lives. Unfortunately, a rather vexing phenomenon — known as entitlement — has presented itself over recent years, making it increasingly difficult for us to instill sound values in our children

We all know an entitled child. Chances are we may very well have one living under our own roof.

Entitled children are me-centric and rarely show any empathy or gratitude. They seemingly believe they are entitled to have everything their

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