Today I'm going to share a child training tip from one of my favorite books on child training -- Child Training Tips: What I Wish I Knew When My Children Were Young by Reb Bradley.
Although most of us as parents love our children, our commitment to their happiness harms them. Indulged children are unprepared for adulthood. They have been sent the message that their perssonal happiness is of supreme importance, so they grow up thinking it is owed them. They ultimately lack the self discipline necessary for successful employment, and their self-centeredness will cause strife in their marriages. Then when their marriages fail, they will not consider it their fault -- they will be innocent "victims" of their spouse's shortcomings. From the time they are young, our children must learn that life is not about fun and entertainment, nor is it about personal happiness and self-gratification. It is about responsibility and serving others. It is finding joy in honoring God and loving our neighbors.
What else can I say? This powerful quote speaks for itself, does it not??