So my kids dont really want for much, they dont get things all the time but i do surprise them with a wii game or something every now and then or a dvd or something.
When i do these things they thank me about 10 times and the little one says "im so lucky mum!!" Etc which is nice and cute etc
But then when they see something they want, there is a sense of entitlement there... And a bit of attitude when the answer is no. Or even if we have an outing, if the day is not 100% about entertaining them. There is lots of whinging and whining and "i want to go home" and general sulking, moping, wrecking the day etc
Is this regular kid stuff or is this bratty? It angers me a bit
In comparison to my upbringing and dh's upbringing they are spoilt, And he thinks this is why they are ungrateful and considers them 'bratty'
What do you do to teach your kids gratitude?
I'd like to implement chores for pocket money so they can save for what they want but it gets out of hand and they start expecting something every time they do anything around here, i dont really think they should get paid for doing stuff that they should be doing anyway because if the time comes where i cant afford to give them pocket money they will flip (changed outcomes and autism dont mix well)