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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: March 6, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007HO2C6C
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The Entitlement Trap: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Ownership Audible – Unabridged
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It's the family economy--including peg system and check books, family rules, and family traditions. It's really like a best of... the best tips from all of their books. I can tell you that these are the things that have made a difference in my family--so if you're not familiar with their previous works, then by all means, buy this book! You will find numerous practical tips that you can put into play tomorrow that can make a change with your family. I really urge you to just try and do one thing and build upon it. We started with a family meeting--and it made such a difference. Also, Linda's advice of Praise (I think I first read about it in "A Joyful Mother to Children" but maybe it's in the Nurturing book) has turned around my "problem" child.
We've implemented a lot of their suggestions--including family rules (although not as one-word simple as theirs), a family motto/mission statement, family economy, and family values. If you have young kids, I highly recommend Brite Music's Standin' Tall audio series for a monthly value. (LDS company, but secular as far as I can tell.) The monthly values are not exactly the same as with the Eyres, but the presentation and even the choice of values seems to make more sense for young kids.Read more ›
We see these problems not just in kids but also fellow adults. What example are we setting for our children? Are our parenting practices setting them up for a responsible future or are we unknowingly adding to the problem by doting on them too much? I honestly wasn't sure, so this book, which I received a copy of in exchange for my honest review, was very intriguing to me.
The basic idea of this book is to create a family banking system where your children (starting at about the age of 8) begin to truly work for the allowance money that they earn - in a way that has them keep track of the work they are doing and either reap the rewards of their efforts or suffer the consequences of their idleness or forgetfulness. The big emphasis here is that the kids learn to keep track of their chores themselves and understand what their work earns - how many chores they need to do to afford the video game or new pair of jeans they want. Parents should encourage kids but try not to interfere or hold their hand through the process.
I like this concept a lot and although my kids are still too young to really implement something like this with them, I do see it as being a good (common sense improved upon) idea - if we can teach our kids to manage their money at a young age while the stakes are small, then they will be better prepared for when the stakes are larger.Read more ›
My daughter is 14 and has already learned several lessons about budgeting through some mistakes (small ones:) and I feel so much better knowing she is learning this now instead of in college where the money mistakes would be bigger...
Thanks, Eyres for another great, applicable, positive book
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this book is full of good info even if you are not going to follow the criteriaPublished 3 months ago by duly11
If you want your children to not become entitled, this is the book for you! I love the idea of the money system that is described in this book and we initiated it almost... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Heather Moore
Wonderful book. The best parenting book I have read . So many great ideas to help our children and our family. I just finished reading it and started it all over again. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ancu
This book has great insight into helping your kids to adulthood not just making it so they aren't spoiled kids. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dori Leder
Great ideas in the book, love their approach to parenting.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love how they explain how to raise kids and give real life examples. Great read to help me be a more intentional parent and teach my children the values that are getting lost in... Read morePublished 14 months ago by krw
Theoretically the author put things into words I already knew.
Practically, there is not much advice on how to implement this in the life of my children.