I had to privilege of writing this article for Kristi from Raising Clovers. Here is a sneak peek at the post. You can then head over to her site to finish reading!
You shop for months, make lists after list and think of the best gifts to buy each of your children. You spend hours wrapping everything, decorating the house and baking delicious treats for weeks leading up to Christmas day.
It’s finally Christmas morning and you’re more excited for the kids to wake up than they are.
You simply cannot wait to see their faces when they open all of their presents. You’re nearly tempted to wake them up yourself!
Finally, everyone wakes up. The whole family heads downstairs to see the glow of the Christmas tree and see all of the wonderful presents under the tree.
Your kids dive right in, ripping wrapping paper off each present as fast as they can while tossing their newly opened gift to the floor just to grab the next one. No thank you, no admiration for their gifts, just an all-about-me attitude.
Worse yet, maybe they grumble and complain about how their gift wasn’t the right one or that they want what their sibling got instead. Instead of that happy, picturesque Christmas morning that you pictured in your head you have selfish attitudes in front of you.
Kids growing up in today’s society battle entitlement more than any other generation. There is so much advertisement geared just for children alone. There are so many new gadgets on the market to covet. Kids see their friends with the latest and greatest and they can’t help but drool for the next best thing. If we aren’t intentionally fighting the entitlement syndrome that plagues children today we will lose the battle.
Read the FULL article at Kristi from Raising Clovers to get the great tips!
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