Pampering your child like you would a dog will only bring you grief.
So what are we to do instead?
The Pamper Problem
I’m not alone in thinking that too many parents are raising their kids as if they were ultimate pets. Little human trophies with their names attached to them rather than little future adults in need of proper nurture and training and preparation for a life of independence from their parents while still thoroughly dependant upon God.
Of course, parents should be proud and protective of their little productions. But pampering them so as to never disappoint them or stretch them into something that the whole world can benefit from is a formula for selfishness. Even narcissism. Proverbs 29:21 wasn’t speaking about our kids when it was written, but the principle still applies. “If a man pampers his servant from youth he will bring grief in the end.”
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