This article discusses some of the anecdotes of one parent about children being entitled and these stories range from humorous to thought-provoking. It tells of how kids will complain about any chores they need to do, even to a parent who has been working and cleaning all day. In the end, the speaker argues that what gives the greatest incentive to children most may not be money, such as an allowance, but social goals, like getting finished with the work by lunchtime.

Key Takeaways:

  • All parents have had moments where they see or hear of their children acting entitled and it makes them question what they are doing wrong.
  • Behavioral economics is a fascinating framework that looks at why people sometimes make irrational decisions, which can help us understand how to raise kinder and less-entitled kids.

  • The Scrooge-like tendency is a universal phenomenon when we inconvenience others but place the blame on outside forces rather take personal responsibility for our actions.

"Behavioral research shows that humans can become acclimated to almost anything if they’re exposed to it frequently."

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