Do your children crave the newest of everything? Ensuring that they understand the difference in appreciation vs. materialism is important!
Is your child dressed to the nines in the latest and greatest? Have they had the opportunity to earn these “things” and learn a true appreciation for what they own?
Earning Appreciation & Independence
When it comes to material things, do you provide your kids the best of everything all the time? I have no problem with someone desiring the best of everything, even material things. In fact, it can be a virtue. The problem I do have, however, is when the best of everything is given to children who do little or nothing to help acquire the best.
When we give our kids the best of everything materially all the time without requiring they have any skin in the game themselves, what incentive does that give them to attach a reward to actual achievement? How is that helping them grow into appreciative and independent adults? Wise parents see the end-game when raising their kids. They see a God-fearing responsible adult in progress.
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