|Counselor's Corner: Sense of entitlement changes things|
Baby boomers, think back to your childhood. Most families lived in a modest house, had one car, mom did not work outside the home, and children did not have or expect fancy things. As kids, we got excited about a weekend trip to the beach or a box of hand-me downs from our cousins.
Fast forward to today, and we have new cars and bigger houses. Most parents work one or more jobs just to make ends meet, and are still in debt. Were those really the good old days, or do we have it better now, with all the luxuries and technology?
Adults who grew up in that setting seem to have developed a strong sense of values and work ethic. They know that it takes hard work to have nice things, and nothing will be handed to them. But a lot of children these days have learned that, since the day they were born, lots of things will be handed to them.
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Nancy Blanchard, Ed.S, NCC/NCSC, LPC is a counselor at Highland and Lenwil Elementary Schools in West Monroe.