- Paperback: 140 pages
- Publisher: Love & Logic Press; 1 edition (30 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930429746
- ISBN-13: 978-1930429741
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,067,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
From Innocence to Entitlement: A Love and Logic Cure for the Tragedy of Entitlement Paperback – 30 Apr 2005
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
Every parent needs this book! Never hear, 'It's not fair' or 'But I want it' again!' No more giving into your kids demands. Have the courage to say 'No'. Stop stealing your child's potential for future happiness. Entitlement has become an epidemic. Yet parents think they are giving in to this disease out of love for their children. In the book Jim Fay and entitlement expert, Dawn Billings take an in-depth look at the devastation and destruction of entitlement and provide techniques for preventing and curing the problem.
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
As a teacher, I have seen the attitude of entitlement in too many children. These poor kids have been taught that their happiness is dependent upon the actions of others. Moms bend over backwards to make their kids happy, and the plan backfires. As a result, their self-worth is 0, and they are very unhappy kids.
Through the use of a "Love and Logic Game Plan" Dawn Billings and Jim Fay deliver 10 steps for parents to use for success at raising responsible, happy children. Through this game plan, kids understand that they alone are in charge of their choices and happiness. They make good things happen instead of waiting for someone else to make them happy.
Many parents mistakenly believe that it is important to "protect" children from the consequences of their actions. The message this is sending to them is that Mom or Dad will bail them out if they make a mistake, so why think about what they do before they do it? As kids grow, the consequences of their mistakes get bigger. Some consequences not even Mommy will be able to protect their kids from, i.e. DUI. This book emphasizes this idea and other important ones!
Please, for the sake of your child, and anyone else who will have to deal with the consequences of your child's actions (good or bad). Read this book and help remedy this "tragedy of entitlement."
This is an interesting book that sketches out how as a culture we have allowed the "disease" of entitlement to creep into much of what people, and especially children, expect to receive. It's filled with some great quotes about taking responsibility for yourself that left me inspired.
The authors also weave application of the Love and Logic philosophy into the solutions to the problem of entitlement. It's fascinating that many of the managers and leaders I work with are also dealing with entitlement (although they don't call it that). Rather than blame the person, Love and Logic sets up a framework to help him or her grow into responsibility. Sound a bit like effective management? Of course the techniques for adult to adult conversation are different, yet the underlying care and support is really exactly the same.
If you have children who think they need everything and you just can't say NO you must read this book
I will agree that the last half is just rehashing love and logic, but I think this book is the key to all of it. This could be the only book you need! If you already own love and logic, the first half of the book is worth the "recap". It doesn't hurt to review.