“Entitled people are rarely happy people because they are always expecting to have more, be more and bask in endless praise,” Freed added. “Grateful people, by contrast, are humble and are rewarded intrinsically from a sense of well-being and purpose.”
Time to stop giving in to our kids, then? Absolutely. “Giving in to the daily dictates of our children is not nurturing them; it is fostering a future of lonely emotional despotism,” warned Freed.
Freed suggests trying the following to improve our chances of bringing up grateful, caring, respectful human beings, not entitled, spoiled brats.
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