Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Make life hard?

"Don't handicap your children by making their life easy"

I have a BIG problem with that quote. I don't know who said it or in what context but I see people post this on Facebook and pinterest ALL the time. And I believe those people mean exactly what it means to me how can anyone be ok with that statement? Do people realize how precious children are and how we only get one childhood? So why on God's earth will anyone choose the make it harder? Isn't life hard enough?

I think and believe that you can parent and discipline in a positive happy way without making your child's life hard.


Enough with my ranting about random stuff. I wonder what other people think about this though.

1 comment:

Midwayedancer said...

I have never heard that quote before! I don't think you should make like *difficult* for your kids, but still instilling a good work ethic and realistic point of view on life. Does that make sense? For example, my friend's husband is an only child and his parents did everything for him his whole life. His wife gets very frustrated that he cannot do basic things like cooking or laundry. He rarely does anything around the house, because he has never been required to. I think his parents made his life a little too easy and now it makes his wife's life much harder.