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Entitlement-Free Child

ISBN: 9781402215100

By: Karen Deerwester

Published: 03/31/2009

The Entitlement-Free Child shows parents how to set reasonable expectations while maintaining unconditional love.

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Description

Raising confident and responsible kids in a "me, mine, now!" culture

In a world of quick fixes and instant gratification, The Entitlement-Free Child is your essential resource for how and when to say no, how and when to praise, how to handle age-appropriate challenges, and how to set reasonable expectations—all while maintaining unconditional love.

Expert advice for the newest and most in-demand parenting hot-button issue. Parenting expert Karen Deerwester offers hundreds of practical strategies and hands-on tips to guide you through today's confusing parenting situations at home and in public, including:

  • Cell phones
  • Eating out
  • Birthday parties
  • Bossiness
  • Teacher conflicts
  • Allowances
  • Bickering siblings
  • Dinnertime demands

Put an end to the stubbornness, disrespect, and social problems now by giving your child the resourcefulness to get what she needs and the confidence to respect the needs of others. The Entitlement-Free Child is the new essential resource for 21st-century parenting. Unlock your child's potential today!

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Part I: The Entitlement-Free Advantage

Chapter 1: Understanding the Entitlement Child
What Is Entitlement?
Emotions and Impulses
The Parental Dilemma
From Guilt to Fear
Two-Year-Old Entitlement Thinking
Never Enough
Quick Fixes
Entitlement Burnout
No Excuses

Chapter 2: The Entitlement-Free Child
Your Child Is Special
Love and Guidance
The Foundation of an Entitlement-Free Child
The Entitlement-Free Advantage

Chapter 3: Entitlement-Free Parenting
Core Assumptions for Entitlement-Free Parenting
Entitlement-Free Parenting Isn't Difficult
Stay on Course
One-Size Parenting Doesn't Fit All
Practice, Practice, Practice

Part II: Entitlement-Free Strategies for Everyday Situations

Chapter 4: Home
Morning Chaos
Stubbornness
Short-Order Cook
Bedtime Opposition
Boredom
Hitting Parents
Bickering Siblings
Cleanup

Chapter 5: Praise and Feelings
Love and Discipline
"I Hate You"
Fear
Being Different
Overdependence on One Parent
Self-Image
Praise
Apologies

Chapter 6: Friends
Birthday Parties
Playground Feuds
Social Avoidance
Full Disclosure
Making Comparisons
"Not Fair!"
Bossiness

Chapter 7: Parenting in Public
Bribery
Tantrums
Eating Out
Disrupting Others
Adults Only
Air Travel
Objectionable Encounters
Places of Worship

Chapter 8: School
Problem with the Teacher
Choices and Non-Choices
What to Wear
Teacher's Attention
Classroom Schedule
Mean Teacher
Cell Phones
Over-Involved Parents

Chapter 9: Extracurricular Activities
Follow the Crowd
Quitting
The Undeserved No
Equal Time
Winners and Losers
Anticipating Failure
Skipping Class
Bait-and-Switch

Chapter 10: Money and Gifts
Borrowed and Broken
Allowances
Money for Chores
Spending Sprees
Extravagant Birthday Parties
Extravagant Birthday Gifts
Gratitude
Holiday Gimmes

Chapter 11: An Entitlement-Free Future
Choose What's Best for Your Child
Wait for the Marshmallows
Choose to Belong
The Entitlement-Free Family
The Entitlement-Free Future

Index.
About the Author

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter One: Understanding the Entitlement Child

The world of entitlement wasn't created in a day. It took decades of consumerism and wealth, of superkids

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 13.00 oz
Page Count: 224 pages

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