“I want to give my children everything that I didn’t have when I was a kid?” Have you ever heard someone say this? Have you ever said it yourself? Every time I hear that statement I wonder two things,a) what exactly does it mean? and b) why? As a parent of twenty somethings, I see a lot in them, their friends, and their generation in general, that suggests that we parents may be giving them entirely too much.
We try to teach our children not to seek for instant results or instant gratification, but they have friends and others they associate with that bleed this into their desire “to have it now”.
When our children work for something or buy items with their own money, they respect and take care of it better and understand more about where things come from and more on their way to how to live.