Saw a quote this morning from Napoleon Hill.
“Making life easy for children usually makes life hard for them in adulthood.”
Is there any truth to that?
Do we make things easy for our kids now? Do we still hold their hands when they reach their 20’s or do we let them find their way? Are we bold enough to watch them do things for themselves; knowing that if they stumble, we’ll be there to pick them up but making sure they keep on trying?
Many parents today are too easy on their kids; It’s natural to give our kids things we never had-whenever my daughter and I go into a store, she wants to buy something. It’s tough bringing myself to say no; because I never had those things I almost give in. But I teach her she needs to earn the money to buy such items.
I deal with young adults as a college basketball coach plus I train players in basketball so I get to see a lot of parents/kids.
As a parent you have to have the kids do things like chores around the house. Don’t give them everything they ask for; make them earn it.
Society needs to go back to that strong work ethic we had from back in the day.
Do kids still deliver the newspaper at 6AM?
Bag or deliver groceries?
Do kids shovel snow?
Make their beds in the morning?
I wish they would teach time management in our schools. I think the way these kids handle their time is a major reason why they struggle.
What do you think?