Demanding and entitled children

Clinical Psychologist & Author Lee Hausner, PhD, shares advice for parents on the factors that lead to a child being spoiled, demanding, and entitled
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Demanding and entitled children

Spoiled children are not pleasant to be around. They are demanding. They are entitled. It is very disappointing to parents when that occurs, but children become spoiled because they have been overindulged. And I think it is very important for parents to separate needs from wants. The child needs to be loved, to be respected, to be hugged. You cannot do that enough. But when a child gets on the want train, I want, I want, I want and those demands are gratified immediately. You are going to end up with not only a spoiled child who is very demanding but more importantly a child that never has a sense of delaying gratification. Parents who were deprived as children are often very subject to overindulging and then sadly disappointed when the result is a spoiled child.

Clinical Psychologist & Author Lee Hausner, PhD, shares advice for parents on the factors that lead to a child being spoiled, demanding, and entitled


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Lee Hausner, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Author

Dr. Lee Hausner is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, business consultant and family wealth advisor. She served as the senior psychologist for the Beverly Hills Unified School District for 19 years. She is currently the Senior Managing Director for First Foundation Advisors. An acknowledged expert on psychological issues involving wealth and wealth transfer, she was a presenter at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, and is a frequent participant at the high wealth/private client conferences for major financial institutions. She is a frequent guest on national radio and television and a quoted expert in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Times, Forbes, Fortune, Privilege, Town and Country and Worth Magazine.

Dr. Hausner is the co-author with Doug Freeman of A Founder's Guide to the Family Foundation, published by the Council on Foundations and is the author of the seminal work regarding wealth and the family; Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families. In addition, Dr. Hausner incorporated her unique six-step transition model for succession in family business in the critically acclaimed family business resource book Hats Off to You 2: Balancing Roles and Creating Success in Family Business, of which she was a co-author.

Dr. Hausner is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA, Psychology), San Francisco State University (MA, Psychology), and Kensington University (PhD, Psychology).

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