Healthy Expectations: Parenting Reasonable Children


While it is good that parents want the best for their children, sometimes giving them everything they want without expecting a lot in return can have horrible consequences, as child psychiatrist Allan Josephson explains in Christine A. Scheller's "Taking Aim at Technology Instead of the Problem."

Besides being spoiled rotten, children who are given everything without expectations don't seem to learn the virtue of gratitude. Learning to be grateful for the little things, children will be able to express gratitude even when circumstances aren't going their way.

The YouTube video linked in the article shows a extremely frustrated and hurt father, who later acknowledges there were better ways of handling the situation. Perhaps the whole family could use a break from technology.

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