Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Entitlement Free Child Giveaway

Mom Select contacted me and asked me to review a book for them. I was really excited when I saw the book and I knew this was going to be a great read!

The Entitlement-Free Child
gives parents practical and easy to incorporate techniques to everything from bickering siblings to teacher conflicts and social problems.

The Entitlement-Free Child not only outlines what an entitlement is and how to avoid it, but gives you real-life situations and how you can deal with them. A situation is outlined, entitlement issues listed and then an entitlement-free strategies are given. As I would read a situation, I would think about how I would handle it. It was quite an eye-opener. Apparently, I have entitlement issues that I am inadvertently passing on to my children!

This book isn't a child-raising theory, it is more like a guide book with practical tips that will help guide you through confusing parenting situations.

The Benefits of Entitlement-Free parenting:
  • Eliminates the self-perpetuating stress of entitlement where nothing is ever enough
  • Gives you the permission and the encouragement to say "no" (a positive response to parental doubt & guilt)
  • Teaches children self respect and respect for others
  • Teaches children self control and postponed gratification
  • Teaches children age-appropriate problem solving skills
  • Gives children age-appropriate responsibility for choices and behavior
My Review:
One of the best techniques that I learned about is called "play". Play - Instead of taking kids shopping or to a movie for good behavior. Try planning a picnic and enjoying a park while asking the kids what they want to do for fun and what kind of day they had? You would be amazed at the fun you will have. The bonus: You are teaching your kids they can have fun without spending a lot. This is a wonderful lesson, especially in today's economic times.

Should You Buy?
If you ever thought - why can't my kids quit the constant "Its mine, I want it" whining? This book will help you put an end to stubbornness, disrespect and social problems by giving your child the resourcefulness to get what he/she needs and the confidence to respect the needs of others.
It's definitely worth a read for parents of all ages!

BUY IT!: The Entitlement-Free Child by Karent Deerwester can be purchased on for only $11.24

WIN IT!: One of my readers will receive their own copy of The Entitlement-Free Child by Karen Deerwester.

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Contest ends October 30th at 11:59 CST and a winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. I will contact the winner on October 31th and they will have 48 hours to respond. US Only


bluehairedwoman said...

Oh boy, do I feel like I'm going to need this, since DD will most likely be an only child and this is a potential issue I foresee coming up!

jamnsfld76 said...

This sounds like a great book. Even though I hope I am raising great kids, I am sure there are lots of great tips to help, especially when my kids think they need a snack every time we go somewhere. Sometimes it is so rude.

Cheryl Hillman said...

I need any help I can get. My biggest issue is the siblings fighting all the time, and the kids lying and making excuses all the time.

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