As a parent, you did everything right. You taught your kids to say please and thank you; you taught them to share their toys and wait their turn in line. So, how did they become such spoiled little monsters?
"It's easy to fall into the trap of giving your kids too much," says Shela. It's essential for you, the parent, to accept some responsibility for your children's behavior. Then, you and your kids' other parent need to get on the same page. If you don't agree about the problem, "it's time to get third party help," Shela adds.