Linda and Richard Eyre will speak about entitlement at next week’s Coffee Break from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course.
Their talk will center on the contents of their latest book, “The Entitlement Trap,” in which the Eyres detail a solution to the sense of entitlement prevalent in our children today, especially children from more affluent backgrounds. Instilling children with a sense of ownership, responsibility, and self-sufficiency, the “Family Economy” sets up a family bank, checkbooks for kids, and a system of initiative-building responsibilities that teaches kids to earn money for the things they want. This mirror of the real-world helps kids develop greater personal responsibility for decisions, values, and goals. Anecdotal and funny, the Eyres challenge some of the sacred cows of parenting and replace them with values that will save kids (and their parents) from a lifetime of dependence and disabling debt.
A $10 donation is suggested at the door. Books will be available for sale. The Coffee Break Committee acknowledges SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. for their generous donation towards these speakers.