The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership

The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership

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by Richard Eyre, Linda Eyre
     
 

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Dump the allowance-and use a new "Family Economy" to raise responsible children in an age of instant gratification.

Number-one New York Times bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre, have spent the last twenty-five years helping parents nurture strong, healthy families. Now they've synthesized their vast experience in an essential

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Dump the allowance-and use a new "Family Economy" to raise responsible children in an age of instant gratification.

Number-one New York Times bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre, have spent the last twenty-five years helping parents nurture strong, healthy families. Now they've synthesized their vast experience in an essential blueprint to instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency. At the heart of their plan is the "Family Economy" complete with a family bank, checkbooks for kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches kids to earn money for the things they want. The motivation carries over to ownership of their own decisions, values, and goals. Anecdotal, time-tested, and gently humorous, The Entitlement Trap challenges some of the sacred cows of parenting and replaces them with values that will save kids (and their parents) from a lifetime of dependence and disabling debt.

Editorial Reviews

Parents complain about children growing up without responsibility—and then dole out huge hassle-free allowances. Linda and Richard Eyre's The Entitlement Trap is designed to bridge that logical chasm by instituting a family economy that will teach self-sufficiency instead of self-gratification. Initially your kids might groan that this system is demeaning, but according to the authors, they might thank you later. Think of it as an investment.

From the Publisher
"Linda and Richard Eyre continue to reach out to parents with sage advice on nurturing the family's value system." — Dr. Phil

"I've known Richard and Linda Eyre for thirty years...They are very attractive personalities with magnificent messages...They walk their talk and have such practical, realistic ideas to help us in our families, in our life-balance, and in building values deep inside our own lives." — Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583334157
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
547,115
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

In addition to being renowned authors and parenting experts, Richard and Linda Eyre are also the parents of nine children-or as they say, "one of every kind"-and live in Park city, Utah.

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The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, andOwnership 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
The Entitlement Trap is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
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cathleen goldschmidt More than 1 year ago
Pnsage loved it! Picil did not like it.SO DO NOT READ!!!