hollyh Posted September 16, 2012 Share Posted September 16, 2012 My 5yo is seeming very entitled lately. I'm not liking it. By US standards ;), I wouldn't say we spoil our children - as in, they won't go to a store and ask for everything under the sun (we don't buy them stuff when out), etc. However, they have accumulated a ton of toys, a huge playset in the backyard, and don't need for anything. Yesterday my dd said she didn't like our backyard when dh told her to go outside. He got mad b/c she seemed so ungrateful for what she has. She said she gets bored outside... :glare: Earlier this week: I bought 2 sets of watercolor crayons for her (1 nicer set for our art projects and another set for her to be able to use whenever). She liked the nicer set and was VERY upset that I wouldn't let her use them. I was pretty upset b/c clearly she thinks she "deserves" whatever she wants and while she was appreciative of the art supplies in general, she wanted what she wanted and was not appreciative. So, what do you do with your children to help them to not feel entitled and be appreciative of what they have? Do your children act similar? Last night I was trying to explain to her that we do not have an obligation to provide all the things she has to her and that we could very well take them all away so that she might learn to appreciate them. That being said, I wonder how much is just a lack of maturity and understanding of value, etc. I look back on my childhood and while I feel I was very appreciative (and my parents didn't have much in some ways), I also felt very entitled and expectant. My parents disagree, but I know my heart. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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