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The Rise of Exceptionalism

Robert F. Walsh | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Robert F. Walsh

"The rules apply to everybody, except when they don't." A cursory look at some headlines from last week reveals this to be the new American mantra, a burgeoning sense of individual "exceptionalism" that pulls at the very fabric of fair play.

Why I Don't Tell My Kids They're Special

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

They say all kids are special. Well, if that's true, then doesn't "special" lose meaning? If every single child is special, does ordinary become extinct or nonexistent?

Have We Coddled Our Kids Too Much?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

We wanted to give our kids everything we didn't have. The big house, their own room, a car when they came of age, nice clothes, lavish Christmas presents and family vacations.

'Tis The Season for Kids Who Are Ungrateful, Entitled Brats

Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW

Let's face it -- we all feel entitled and even ungrateful at times. That's just part of being a human. It's especially part of being a small, growing person who is steadily working through a predictable series of tasks and milestones.

A British Nanny's 5 Reasons Why Modern Parenting Is In Crisis

Emma Jenner | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Emma Jenner

I've worked with children and their parents across two continents and two decades, and what I've seen in recent years alarms me. Here are the greatest problems, as I see them.

5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement

Kristen Welch | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

Parenting is hard. Doing it in our culture is even harder. But it is possible to raise grateful, hard-working kids who put others first.

Are You Raising A Bratty Child?

The Stir | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
The Stir

No one wants to listen to whining, crying or complaining, and we all want to spare our children as much heartache as possible. Unfortunately, our overzealous attempts to pave the way can result in spoiled, self-entitled children.

To Take or to Give

Eldon Taylor | Posted 10.01.2013 | Fifty
Eldon Taylor

Most people in every generation try to make things easier for their children than they had it. In doing so, however, we may not actually be doing them any favors.