We’ve all heard the refrain,“ I’m booored! There’s nothing to dooo!” These words are usually uttered in a high-pitched whiney voice that reminds me of the sound of finger nails screeching across a chalkboard. UGH!
Somehow that one phrase manages to combine a sense of entitlement (you owe me) and ingratitude (you haven’t done enough for me) all at once. And there is nothing more infuriating.
Where does this sense of entitlement and ingratitude come from?
In many ways we can’t really blame our children. After all we do provide almost all the things they need. So it is natural that our children might also jump to the conclusion that it is our job to entertain them.Continue Reading