2018 Midwest Book Awards Winner!
It’s easy to judge today’s younger generations–children, teens, and young adults who think they always deserve to have their individuality celebrated and their happiness prioritized. So what happens when your own kid whom you don’t recall lavishing with rewards or money–acts entitled, always focused on his wants or her needs? Good news: from any age, you can help your child evolve into a confident, motivated adult who understands that many of the best things in life are earned.
Starting with a ten-question quiz, Earn It! What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention shows how to create a family culture where responsibilities are honored, praise has meaning, decisions are made skillfully, and gratitude is second nature. You’ll find practical tips on chores and allowances, friends and social media, needs and wants, co-parenting, and cultivating true resilience. With family exercises and parent challenges drawn from real-life scenarios, this book guides you to reflect on your own assumptions and adjust your parenting style for a family dynamic that nurtures children into generous, balanced, hard-working adults.
Michael G. Wetter, PsyD, and Eileen Bailey are the authors of What Went Right: Reframe Your Thinking for a Happier Now. A nationally recognized behavioral health expert, Wetter is a diplomate and fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association. Bailey, a writer specializing in behavioral health, is the coauthor of Idiot’s Guides: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and The Essential Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome.