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Do children feel more "entitled" now than they did 50 years ago?

 
shefree

Asked by shefree at 3:57 PM on Jun. 5, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (19)
  • Hell yes.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 4:01 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Very much so!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:59 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Yes. Fifty years ago there was very little advertising oriented towards children. Now the media is full of it as children have more money and more influence in family life. Now known as ' empowerment '.

    I also agree with luckyseven . Parenting is largely responsible for indulging children on a scale that would never have been thought of decades ago.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 6:38 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • yeah...they do. I don't think it's a bad thing though depending on how the parents raise their children. I would rather my child feel entitled than feeling deprived if i had to choose...
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:16 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • I think overall, yes. I parent like I was raised, so my kids know they need to earn what they want for themselves, but my students say I am a mean parent for being like that. They demand what they want and their parents jump.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:22 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • absolutely
    AmandaH321

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 4:33 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • If they do it's only because their parents made them that way.
    PTmomma3

    Answer by PTmomma3 at 5:32 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Yes, but parents only need to look at themselves. Children aren't born feeling entitled it is something parents create, not only are so many coddled, parents of todays generation micro manage way to many aspects of their childrens lives. Look back 20 years ago and kids would be out playing, walking to the store...taking some responsibility for themselves and today people are to afraid to let their 10 year old walk up the street to a friends house. Only people to blame is ourselves.
    luckysevenwow

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 5:59 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • BridgetC140:
    Probably by reading, listenng... or maybe you are oneof the refered to
    shefree

    Comment by shefree (original poster) at 4:17 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • No. And I have been round for almost 70 years and have had three kids. They don't.
    minnesotanice

    Answer by minnesotanice at 4:20 PM on Jun. 5, 2011