Showing love involves making your kids work.
Don’t believe it?
Here is a hard word for parents who have been unwittingly grieving themselves and their children with self-inflicted wounds. When we do things for our kids that they should be doing for themselves like homework, laundry on demand, picking up and cleaning up after them, and repeatedly rescuing them from the natural consequences of their own wilful rebellion and delinquency- we are not loving our kids with their end game in mind! We may be loving only ourselves- a scenario that often ends in grief for all parties concerned.
Proverbs 29:21 gives an example that readily applies to the parent-child relationship. It says, “If man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring grief in the end.”
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