It has been a while since I have fallen back on Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders: Ready for Real Life for an article. The one that I am sharing with you today is one that came to my email the last week of the first semester, and shed a lot of light on some of the issues that we are dealing with now that some students have recognized they have not done enough to satisfactorily pass a class. This generation of students in high school right now may turn out to be one of the most influential in our nation’s history. As a group, they are going to face incredible challenges left by the mess that we boomers are leaving them. At the same time, never have we had the level of entitlement among such a large segment of the student population. Give this a read and ask yourself if you see this in your kids, and if so, imagine how you can take steps to reign them back in so that they recognize that they have to earn what they get.
Five Steps to Reverse a Sense of Entitlement