Are Celeb Kids Destined to be Brats? Josh Duhamel Weighs In
The danger of raising an entitled child is something that every parent has to consider. Indulging your child in his every want, need, and desire can often lead to an ungrateful, spoiled child who is ill-equipped to deal with the real world.
I think that the possibility of raising an entitled child however, is even more of an issue when you are a celebrity who might have access to more resources than the typical American family. Josh Duhamel, husband of Fergie and soon-to-be dad, is determined not to raise an entitled child. He recently said, “It’s really important to us that we don’t raise an entitled little brat. We want to raise a kid who’s confident, compassionate, and it’s really important that we do that, so it’s important that I set a good example for him.”
This cognizance of doing the work to avoid the issues that having a famous parent will have on his child proves that he is really ready to take on parenthood.
I don’t really know that there is a set of rules for avoiding turning your child into a monster, but I do feel like there are certainly some things that every parent should do to teach their child how to be kind, thoughtful, and respectful of others.
In our family, our kids are taught that chores are a part of everyone’s day, and that just because they want something doesn’t mean they will get it. We also try to make them understand that there are people who are worse off and need a helping hand every once and a while. I am not saying that they don’t have some of the finer things in life, but as parents we certainly try to make sure that they realize that those finer things are not a given, instead they are a privilege that requires commitment and hard work from them.
How do you avoid the risks of entitlement and brattiness?