Ah, kids these days! Where’s the humility?
The sassy attitude always makes me cringe whenever it creeps into my daughter’s personality. It seems to be in the water or something, because she picks it up and doles it out no matter how hard I try to create an atmosphere of respect and consideration.
At a time when we are hypersensitive to not undermining our children’s self-esteem, are we inadvertently missing a larger issue?
Lisa Bloom’s very well researched new book Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture is all about how pop culture is contributing to a lack of humility in boys and setting them up for failure.
In the last of my three-part series on Lisa Bloom’s work, she speaks about her new book, the importance of modeling intellectual curiosity for kids, reprioritizing education, and the big problem with big attitudes.
What do you think about the way kids “swagger?” Do you agree that it’s undermining their ability to succeed?