FREE registration to all children of FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, and members of our MILITARY! Thank you for your service!!

The Kid’s Corral incorporates the research-based discipline approaches from the Love and Logic programs.  Below is an excellent article from one of their founders, Dr. Charles Fay

Slaying the Beast of Entitlement

Have you seen kids who believe that they are entitled to all of the perks of success without having to exert a single drop of perspiration to earn them? Do you know a young person who has little or no respect for adults? Have you also noticed how poorly these kids feel about themselves?
Love and Logic can help you slay the beast of entitlement thinking by equipping you with a powerful process for reversing the symptoms of apathy, disrespect, defiance, and low self-esteem. Here are four ways you can help guide kids out of entitlement thinking:

   Kids held captive by this beast must be encouraged to take positive risks that provide opportunities to develop different beliefs. Perhaps the only way to see the benefits of personal responsibility is by doing something positive and experiencing the intrinsic joy it provides.


   Entitled children also need to experience difficulties as well as learn that they can overcome them through perseverance. 


   The beast of entitlement dominates and subdues its victims by leading them to believe that they are dependent upon others for success. Breaking the chains of this misconception requires that they see themselves achieving hard-earned victories.


   Entitlement also tricks people into believing that life is simply a giant slot machine, roulette wheel, or lottery game. When children learn to attribute their level of success to their level of perseverance and personal responsibility, the beast loses its grip on their hearts.

Fay, Dr. Charles (2020, August 5)  Slaying the Beast of Entitlement  (Post). Retrieved from:

Leave a Reply