When your children hurt whether physically or emotionally, you as a parent hurt too, but be careful on how you try to take that pain away from them.
So many children in our culture today take medication for sports injuries and emotional injuries from our society. How do you see yourself as a parent helping your kids cope with the pain? Do you believe that medication can lead to further abuse of drugs?
Pushing Through the Pain
Nobody wants their kids in pain whether it’s physical, psychological, or otherwise. Avoiding pain is natural but pain avoidance to an extreme can get confused with mere discomfort avoidance. I believe one reason why our nation’s opiate abuse rate is epidemic is for this very reason.
Pain is God’s alarm system for human beings. When we continually go out of our way to keep our kid’s pain-free or discomfort free, particularly when either stems from the natural outworking with our actions, We rob them of learning and character-building opportunities. Basically we turn them into snowflakes. They don’t need a pill for every hangnail they acquire and they don’t need counseling when they lose a game or an election.
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