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Whether at home, at school or at work, over-entitlement leads to selfish, insensitive, lazy, even defiant behaviour. Children, students and workers who are coddled and treated too permissively tend to aggravate their siblings, fellow students and colleagues, and are far less productive than they're capable of being.
If children learn healthy limitations, they appreciate what they do get that much more. Sometimes creating something instead of getting something is the best gift of all. They learn to be self-limiting, yet open to infinite creative possibilities.
How many gifts do your kids get under the tree each year? Two? Five? Ten? A dozen or more? For parents during the holidays, it can be tough: we don't want to spoil our kids, and we don't want to go br...