The Entitlement Trap

  • by Richard Eyre, Linda Eyre
  • Narrated by Sandra Burr
  • 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times–bestselling authors Richard and Linda Eyre have spent the last twenty-five years helping parents nurture strong, healthy families. Now they’ve synthesized their vast experience into an essential blueprint for instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency.
At the heart of their plan is a “Family Economy”, complete with a family bank, checkbooks for the kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches children to earn money for the things they want. The motivation carries over to ownership of their own decisions, goals, and grades in school. The Eyres’ guiding principles set a pattern for helping kids to proactively pursue their potential and internalize values that will stay with them forever.
With The Entitlement Trap in hand, parents can:


Teach children how to work for what they want
Spur enthusiasm about responsibility in unmotivated children
Cultivate values of discipline, integrity, and self-reliance in their families
Foster smart, economically savvy children
Anecdotal, time-tested, and gently humorous, The Entitlement Trap has been called “the thinking parent’s answer to the Tiger Mother.” It challenges some of the sacred cows of parenting and replaces them with solid principles and practices.

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What the Critics Say

“Amazing, eye-opening, essential. If you have elementary- or preschool-age children, The Entitlement Trap is the best parenting book out there. . . . Read it, memorize it, and thank the Eyres for writing it.” (Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Best Parenting Book Ever!

I loved this book. I finished it in three days (no road trip). I expected it to only focus on materialism, but it went so far beyond that. I didn't have any "this doesn't sit right with me" moments like I have with every other book I've read.
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- Paul

Great resource for setting up family system

What about Sandra Burr’s performance did you like?

Nice voice! However, MUST listen at 1.25x speed, otherwise its too slow.


What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Entitlement Trap?

I especially liked the economic system where children earn their money instead of getting a handout (allowance). I can see how this will be beneficial, so children won't always expect a handout their entire life (aka welfare & food stamps).


Any additional comments?

I did notice several "plugs" for other products the authors have put out. While this book is a great tool to get started, there is still more info to be learned from these authors. For example, their preschool program and several of their other books.

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- Brian J.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio