Summer break is closing out and many parents may have noticed a trend in their teen.
Laziness. Yes; summer can be a time to be a bit lazy, but if your teen seems to be perpetually lazy, consider this.
Work; and the responsibilities and obligations that often accompany work are all vital to man’s sense of belonging, identity, purpose and overall emotional well being. But, work isn’t always comfortable.
I’ve noticed that, for a variety of reasons, today’s parents are often reluctant to force their kids out of their comfort zones—particularly when it comes to work and chores around the house.
This is a terrible mistake. Too much comfort is a breeding ground for lethargy, laziness, entitlement and ingratitude. Someone once said, “Certainly, the most effective road to hell is the comfortable one.” So let’s stretch our kids by requiring more of them. That way, everyone wins.