The growing sense of entitlement in our younger generations is not some mysterious mental health outbreak. It’s a fundamental negative shift in our parenting.
Your children learn about their value from you. So if you are always compromising your own value to make them feel better about themselves, by rescuing, not setting boundaries, no healthy consequences and giving them what it is that they want, because you want to be nice, they’re going to grow up entitled.
If you protect and uphold your own value while setting clear boundaries with clear consequences, having earned rewards and supporting them through tough emotions without rescuing them, your children grow up respecting themselves and you, they know their value without thinking they’re better than you or anyone else.
Younger generations are not failing us. We as parents are failing them and it’s time to change.