Gratitude and Kindness: A Modern Parents Guide to Raising Children in an Era of Entitlement
|Title: Gratitude and Kindness: A Modern Parents Guide to Raising Children in an Era of Entitlement
Author: Dr. Carla Fry
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Do you think you are raising an entitled child? Find out if you are unintentionally encouraging them to want, want, want all the time.
Entitled children are not born; they are made. In this Modern Parents Guide, you’ll find out how to enrich your children’s lives by making gratitude and kindness real to them.
Based on the latest in science and psychological research, this book will teach you the practical skills to buffer the effects of entitlement and turn your family around.
• Discover why YOU need to care about gratitude in your family.
• Find out where entitlement comes from and how it is continues to grow.
• Use our Family Change Model to help save your family from entitlement.
• Realize what YOU can do about it right now.
You have picked up this book, which means that you have a real commitment to your family and an earnest desire to do what is right for your children or for children you care about. The good news is that you are now further transforming yourself to become a more active part of the positive change movement in our local, regional, and global society. Positive Psychology, a scientific area of psychology founded by Martin Seligman, is gaining in momentum and covers the study of positive emotions, engagement in activities, virtuous personal characteristics, and the search for paths to meaning and deeper fulfillment in life. As the scientific basis for this book, it will help equip parents with specialized knowledge and tools that will help them to make the good changes they want to make in the lives of their children. This book has been designed to address the cultural phenomenon of entitlement, and how we transform it from the norm to the exception by adjusting the way we talk, think, and act in front of our children. Entitlement has snuck its way into society like an unwanted party guest. We are here to show you how it got in—and how we can kick it back out. It is not up to our children. It is up to us. As a parent, you know that you can only do what you can and, you are already likely doing lots of things to be proud of—as parents, leaders, and teachers. This guide should make it easier for you to take the next step on your parenting journey.
Written by two clinical psychologists in the field of parenting, this guide combines experiences from their clinic with current scientific data. Dr. Ferrari and Dr. Fry are often quoted by local and national lifestyle magazines and television for their expert advice and tips – from Canadian Living, Global News and Today’s Parent to Flare, ELLE, Canadian Family, and more. Begin reading now and see how you can inoculate and safeguard against the damaging effects of our entitlement-enhancing society.