Entitled adult children are those who believe that they deserve special treatment or privileges without having to work for them. They may have a sense of superiority and may be demanding, critical, or ungrateful.
If you are a Boomer parent dealing with entitled adult children, it can be frustrating and challenging. However, there are some things you can do to cope and to help your children become more responsible and independent.
It is important to set boundaries with your adult children, even if they are entitled. Let them know what you are and are unwilling to do for them. Be consistent with your boundaries, even if they try to guilt-trip you or manipulate you.
Don’t take it personally.
It is important to remember that your adult children’s entitled behavior is not about you. It is about them and their own insecurities.
Don’t argue with them.
Arguing with entitled adult children is a waste of time. They are not likely to change their minds, and arguing will only make the situation worse.
Don’t try to reason with them.
Entitled adult children are not likely to be reasonable. They are more likely to be emotional and irrational.
Don’t give in to their demands.
If you give in to your adult children’s demands, they will only become more entitled.
Communicate openly and honestly.
Talk to your adult children about their behavior and how it affects you. Be clear about what you expect from them.
Don’t enable their behavior.
If you enable your adult children’s entitled behavior, they will never learn to be independent and self-sufficient. Avoid doing things for them that they can do for themselves.
Have consequences for their actions.
When your adult children misbehave, there should be consequences. This could involve withdrawing privileges, taking away financial support, or asking them to leave your home.
Seek professional help.
If you are struggling to deal with your adult children’s entitled behavior, you may want to seek professional help from a therapist or counselor.
Take care of yourself.
It is important to take care of yourself both physically and emotionally. Make sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy foods, and exercise regularly. It is also important to spend time with people who support you and love you.
Don’t give up hope.
It is possible to change the behavior of entitled adult children, but it takes time and effort. Don’t give up hope. Keep setting boundaries, communicating honestly, and holding them accountable for their actions.
Remember that you are not alone. Many Boomer parents are dealing with entitled adult children. There are resources available to help you. Talk to other parents who are going through the same thing, or join a support group.
Remember, you are the parent, and you are in charge. You do not have to tolerate entitled behavior from your adult children. By following these tips, you can manage the situation and protect yourself.
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