According to one survey, 51 percent of people age 17 or under agree that to get ahead, a person must lie or cheat. Another survey reports that 57 percent of high-schoolers agreed that “in the real world, successful people do what they have to do to win, even if others consider it cheating.”
How to model and teach honest and ethical behavior — and why it matters.
We don’t set out to spoil our kids. But hey, don’t we just want them to be happy? The truth is, all that catering, pampering and pleasing is often more about the parent than the child. When’s the last time you saw a 2-year-old ask for an $800 stroller or a Burberry raincoat?
Why overindulgence can be overkill…and how we can break that pattern.
Linda Morgan is an award winning writer, editor and author whose work has appeared in dozens of regional and national publications. She has been an on-air parenting expert for TV and radio, and lectures regularly on a variety of topics.