DD is a very talented smart young lady.. She plays for a super competitive softball team year around and gets straight A's. We have always handed her everything she has ever wanted and needed. We go above and beyond for her. I use to think that it was cute when she would have her little entitlement attitudes becuase it seemed like part of her perfectionist attitude. I know I am gonna get bashed and people are gonna say "its your fault" but as a poor child growing up, I have always wanted her to have everything she always wanted. I never want her to want or need.
Just until recently it was never a problem. I have seen things in her I do not particularly like, For instance the other day at practice she made a comment to me on how cheap another girls glove was. And pointed out how the stitching was not nice, how funny it was. It hurt my heart to hear this. I would have been happy with that glove that little girl had when I was a kid. I would of been happy just to play recreation ball. I am sad I have created a monster of sorts. So our plan for her this Christmas is to take her to a homeless shelter, have her help cook dinner and serve the residents. I want her to see what it is like to want and need something, so that maybe she will be a little more grateful and understanding that others are not as fortunate as her and that she needs to watch what she says because if heard by others can really hurt them.. I love her and want her to succeed and I thnk this is gonna be a nice life lesson for her.