In today’s world where the use of technology has become commonplace, it is easy for parents and caregivers to forget that there is a difference between the privileges and rights of a child. Privileges are things that are earned and can be easily revoked. This includes using cell phones, using the Internet, driving a car, participating in activities and hanging out with friends. Rights are things that children are entitled to. This includes food, clothing, shelter and an opportunity for education.
Communicating to the children the difference between privileges and rights can help to reduce their sense of entitlement and to help them view their environment and the things they have access to in the proper light.