Friday, November 15, 2013

Our Kids Will Survive

Our kids will survive if they don't get everything they want.  *GASP*
What happened to hard work, respect, earning it?  I feel like I've always been a pretty hard worker.  If I didn't earn it, then I don't want it.  I'm not talking about receiving gifts or being blessed by someone here... I am trying to teach our girls to work hard, to be responsible, to show respect.  We live in an age, where everyone gets a trophy, even if you did nothing to earn it.  Really?  I don't get it.  What is that teaching? - That you can do nothing and still reap the rewards? We are so bent on not hurting anyones feelings, or worrying that our kids will grow up to learn that life isn't fair.  Well, guess what, life ISN'T fair - it's learning to navigate through that, that produces responsible, society contributing adults.  I don't want things handed to my kids - I WANT them to work for it.  High school will be hard, college even harder, and life the hardest.  I am doing them no favors by doing it all for them.  There will be disappointments, hardships, failures - but it's how you deal with those things that build character.  We can't control our circumstances, but we CAN control how we respond in those circumstances.

Agree, disagree or agree to disagree - but that's my story and I'm sticking with it.

See you Soon

1 comment :

Sara said...

Agree! Well said/written! :)

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