Giving Kids Owndership of Their Stuff

Giving Kids Owndership of Their Stuff

Are your kids bugging you to buy that cool new back pack or stylish pair of jeans?

Let them earn their own money and pay for their own stuff! Parenting authors, Richard and Linda Eyre, say it’s a real-life lesson that really works.

The reason kids don’t take care of things is that they don’t perceive ownership of them…..therefore there is no sense of pride or responsibility.

Get kids to feel ownership via earning. When they work for or give up something for something else, they feel ownership and start taking care of what they own.

False ownership (someone gives you something that you don’t choose or earn) vs. real, chosen, earned ownership. How one builds character and pride and responsibility and the other builds entitlement.

For more information, look for the Eyre’s new book, The Entitlement Trap, available online at

New York Times #1 Bestselling Authors Richard and Linda Eyre are the parents of nine children and, by coincidence, the authors of 9 internationally distributed parenting and life-balance books. They lecture throughout the world on family related topics, and are the founders of Visit the Eyres anytime at or

Add comment