Right on, Right on, Right on…The last 3 or 4 generations have had to invent things to worry about or create their own chaos b/c things have been so easy here in the USA.
We need to raise our kids to stand by their commitments, even when it hurts. We need to teach them what hard work is, even if they get blisters or sunburns or sore feet. We need to teach them to think through a problem rather than immediately pick up their phone and call someone to talk them through it.
Adolescence has become a 12 year window where nothing significant is expected of a kid. No wonder they don’t want to grow up.
Hard work guarantees you nothing, but w/o hard work, you are guaranteed nothing.