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 into an essential blueprint for instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency.
At the heart of their plan is a “Family Economy”, complete with a family bank, checkbooks for the kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches children to earn money for the things they want. The motivation carries over to ownership of their own decisions, goals, and grades in school. The Eyres’ guiding principles set a pattern for helping kids to proactively pursue their potential and internalize values that will stay with them forever.
With The Entitlement Trap in hand, parents can:
Anecdotal, time-tested, and gently humorous, The Entitlement Trap has been called “the thinking parent’s answer to the Tiger Mother.” It challenges some of the sacred cows of parenting and replaces them with solid principles and practices.
©2011 Linda and Richard Eyre (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Amazing, eye-opening, essential. If you have elementary- or preschool-age children, The Entitlement Trap is the best parenting book out there. . . . Read it, memorize it, and thank the Eyres for writing it.” (Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me)
I loved this book. I finished it in three days (no road trip). I expected it to only focus on materialism, but it went so far beyond that. I didn't have any "this doesn't sit right with me" moments like I have with every other book I've read.
Nice voice! However, MUST listen at 1.25x speed, otherwise its too slow.
I especially liked the economic system where children earn their money instead of getting a handout (allowance). I can see how this will be beneficial, so children won't always expect a handout their entire life (aka welfare & food stamps).
I did notice several "plugs" for other products the authors have put out. While this book is a great tool to get started, there is still more info to be learned from these authors. For example, their preschool program and several of their other books.
This book was invaluable! I can't wait to go back through it and mark up my hard copy to get started on some of the ideas included. Very thoughtful, well- written and inclusive of any person from any walk of life.
This is my third time reading this book. With each reading, I have enacted new procedures at home leading us to greater joy and success in our family. I love how the ideas grow with us. From early elementary to high school. I loved doing Joy School and the values and I love this book too! Thank you Linda & Richard.
the book was full of interesting concepts & ideas, not only to help your family be more fiscally responsible but also to be morally responsible.
The best parenting book so far
To preachy. Sounded like I was getting a lecture from my mother at times.
I purchased the book after listening so I can take notes.
This is a great book.
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