too entitled….

This morning, I ran into an old friend who works with young people on a large scale and in our ensuing conversation, he applauded the way my sons are becoming nice young gentlemen who are respectful and respected. He recognized that I took some harsh critisim at times for being so structured with them but also understood that I was doing on the front end, what many others including himself had to do on the back end.  His own child was so spoiled rotten that in his mid- twenties, he’s walking around entitled and cannot get himself together because he feels he will be bailed out by one parent or the other.  Which leads me to say this; It’s nice that as parents we have things to give our children that we may not have had in our youth but here’s the deal;  it is perfectly okay for our children NOT to have access to everything their little hearts desire.  Waiting builds patience and appreciation and quite frankly, I am of the mindset that unless they were out there earning the money to buy fancy things like $500 headphones, ( lord Jesus help me with the hilarity of that one) they can hear just as well with the $24.99 pair… Give your children the gift of patience… You, nor they, will live to regret it.


About lawfultrainer

Passionate Educator on all things but especially family partnerships. Determined. Driven.

Posted on July 28, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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