Dear Straight Talk: I have two daughters in college. Due to the recession, our economic situation changed drastically since they were in high school, where they enjoyed private schools, lessons, cars, trips abroad, etc. How do I get through to them the duty and joy of pulling their own weight? — Overwhelmed father
Brandon, 20, Mapleton: Many kids of relative affluence go into shock on their own. My parents completely spoiled me through middle school with “whatever-you-want” treatment. I’m happy they weaned me off or I wouldn’t be where I am today.
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