Does it seem possible to draw our kids away from entitlement and toward the bigger “Yes” of God’s blessing for them and other people in their lives? Well, get excited because Jim and Lynne Jackson of Connected Families are back with parenting wisdom to address entitlement in our kids AND in ourselves.
We as parents feel entitled to grateful, hard working kids, and when we don’t get them an we have ungrateful, resistant-to-chores kids we get pretty upset. That shows that we feel entitled to how things go my way in the home. Instead of saying, ‘Oh! Wow we have some challenges here that I can partner with Jesus and really dive into.’
What we chat about:
- Jim and Lynne Jackson introduce Connected Families and their parenting framework
- The root of entitled behavior in our kids and the beliefs that back it up
- Entitlement is the belief that I deserve something because I’m more important than someone else
- Entitlement is about our sin nature and we’re all born into that
- As believers we need to call out entitlement in our lives and choose to put God first
- We as parents feel entitled to grateful, hard-working kids
- The attitude we bring into parenting and our beliefs are reflected onto our kids
- Helping our kids learn to work hard and celebrate accomplishments give them a dopamine burst in their brains that helps “rewire” them to want to work hard again
- Letting go of the places we are coddling our kids by not expecting them to serve and do hard things
- The “Bigger Yes” of God’s blessing for your kids and other people
- Take it slow and consider your kid’s perspective as you make changes toward growing our kids out of entitlement
- Determining the rights, privileges and responsibilities of your family
- When our kids see the beliefs we fight for and see the joy we experience as we follow God and it inclines them to want that too
Connect with Jim and Lynne:
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