Don’t Indulge Them To Lose The Values Of Life
A 1963 Harvard graduate said this:
“My one big mistake in life has been providing a trust fund for my five children. I’m very comfortable paying for an education for as long as they want to study in a reputable university.
“However, providing additional funds so they could have a lifestyle beyond what they have achieved on their own was a mistake”.
A leadership teacher, John Maxwell says and I quote, “If you do everything for your children, what will they do for themselves?”
By the time they finish university education, we have slaves and built houses for them, put car keys in their hands and bankrolled their wedding; what will they do for themselves?
In the course of doing all these for their children, some people develop hypertension and all sorts of illnesses. Some slump and die. Some even steal to achieve these for their children.
I submit to you all that inheritance goes beyond material things.
Give your children the right values, strong character and a revelatory knowledge of the power they carry as a creature of God.
Then they will create water to sell in the dessert and sell sand to the Arabs to build mansions for themselves.
Do something for your children to make them have a softer takeoff. The keyword is ‘takeoff’. Do not take over their lives because you yourself have your life to live.
Think about these things critically and adjust your parenting approach appropriately.