Are your kids entitled?

Are they ungrateful for the things you do for them?

Does what you sacrifice never seem like it’s enough?

Are you fed up with it and looking for a way out…ESPECIALLY as the Christmas season looms??

On this week’s MOB Live, Brooke and Erin chat with Kristen Welch of We Are THAT Family and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World.

More about Kristen: “I’m wild about sweet tea and I have a thing for globes and maps. I love color and words and my house has a lot of both. I’m parenting teens and a tween with my husband slash best friend of more than 20 years. I’m the founder of Mercy House and Fair Trade Friday and sometimes I write books. I love traveling and experiencing new cultures, trying new foods, and I’m a big fan of all things fair trade. I share my broken and beautiful story in my memoir, Rhinestone Jesus, and I share how it’s changed the way we parent in Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World. My life is messy and redeemed and I’m grateful for the chance to live it.”


Biggest Takeaways:

Instead of happiness being a byproduct of how we live, it has become an elusive destination and our culture is obsessed with pursuing it. We go into debt for it. We leave our marriages to attain it. We allow child-centered homes in hopes that our kids can achieve it.

Social media has amped up our kids’ sense of entitlement.

It’s a God-given desire to protect and provide for our kids. But we start with meeting their needs and shift to meeting their demands.

If we compare ourselves to people who have what we want, then we also have to compare ourselves to people who have less than we do.

Don’t Miss This:

With 25 minutes left, Erin and Brooke welcome Kristen.

With 19:30 left, Brooke asks Kristen to define entitlement and how she sees it in the world today.

With 15 minutes left, Erin talks about how entitlement starts with us and gets passed to our kids in some instances. She asks Kristen what steps she took to overcome entitlement in her own life.

With 11 minutes left, Kristen talks about having a child-centered home vs. a Christ-centered home.

With 9 minutes left, Brooke shares a story from her family and Kristen reminds us if we want things because “everyone else has one,” we’ll be chasing others the rest of our lives. “It’s ok to be different. The Bible tells us we will be different.”

With 6:30 left, Kristen says the best thing she’s ever done for her kids is to expose them to missions.

With 4:30 left, Erin asks Kristen to share how we can support Mercy House this Christmas season. (links below!) Her ministry provides jobs to women who need to help support their families. There are options for every budget.

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