Do you sometimes catch yourself operating more like a genie than a parent for your kids? While providing a happy childhood is one aspect of parenting, this undertaking also requires that we teach our kids valuable life lessons.
Learning responsibility can shape the future of our children. Parents may way want to consider if they are teaching their kids how to be responsible in the future or if they are leading them down a path toward entitlement.
How Learning Responsibility Can Shape the Future of Our Children
If you want to see some of the most down and out people of America, just visit your local welfare office. Don’t misunderstand me; God loves these folks as much as He loves you and me. Some folks genuinely need the help, and I’m glad they are getting it.
But some of these folks are in the shape they are in because of a victim and/or entitlement mentality—and trust me, it isn’t pretty. It is not the kind of future you want for your kids. But if you routinely allow your kids to have and do pleasurable things with no investment or responsibility on their part, this may be the future you are cultivating for them. So if you are not doing it already, now is the time to begin requiring responsibility and delayed gratification in your kids.
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