The Entitlement Generation at #DadChat

 The Entitlement Generation

What parent hasn’t thought that their kid was or might be spoiled? Entitled? The Entitlement Generation is NOW – it’s happening in our government – and it’s filtering down to our kids. How do we instill values and a work ethic in our kids? What do you do when you learn that 30% of all school kids steal from stores AND think it’s okay? Do your older kids think that the music they “get” for free online is their entitlement? What about the movies they download “for free?” Oh, it’s just “the man” that they’re screwing? Join us Thursday, August 1 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET for this important discussion!

Rachel Thompson is our special co-host at #DadChat this week!

THIS is an epidemic. And, ironically, the first time that #DadChat is confronting it. We will just touch the service as I suspect this will be a regular topic – sadly – for years to come.

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A Dad, His Son, and D’s and F’s

What parent hasn’t dreaded report card time, especially when a child is underperforming?  How do two kids, born of the same genetic material, turn out so differently when it comes to school performance and their work ethic? When is it wrong if the “problem” child gets more attention than the one who gets his work done and maintains good grades?  These are questions most households face and we are definitely in the middle of them right now.

My older son, Will, is multi-talented when it comes to music and disinterested when it comes to school.  He plays several instruments and is almost a walking encyclopedia of contemporary music and even knows quite a bit about music from previous generations.  He’s also multi-talented at fooling me about his school-work, even though he’s clear the truth about his grades will always surface. read more