Friday, May 3, 2013

Can Scouting cure this?

A story in the local news reported on a recent study1 which confirms what we already suspected: Kids whose parents pay for everything, and give them everything, learn to expect everything, but are reluctant to put forth the effort themselves.
"Well, my parents pay for everything, so that makes me not want to go look for jobs when I can get things handed to me."
I think Scouting, properly carried out - and especially properly understood by parents (more particularly the kind that hover) - can be a significant part of fixing this kind of entitled narcissism.

Prepared. | For Life.™

1More, more, more, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, May 2013

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