I really can’t deal with parents who coddle and spoil the shit out of their kids. Good grief, people… This generation has a high enough sense of entitlement without being sent the message that they don’t have to figure things out for themselves, do anything for themselves, or be held accountable for themselves.
I fear for the generation coming up. They’ve got way too many excuses and way too little responsibility. Way too many distractions and way too little ambition. Way too much free time and way too little structure. Why are yall raising these kids up letting them feel like somebody owes them something? Why are yall letting them get the message that they will be rewarded for not doing jack shit?
I’m not over here wondering what’s wrong with the kids. I’m over here wondering what the hell is wrong with the parents. Get your shit together and teach your kids to do the same. Your job is not to make them happy. They’re supposed to learn to find their own happiness. Your job is not to make them comfortable. They’re supposed to learn that comfort comes from working to earn your way. Your job is not to make things easy or to always be fair. They are supposed to learn that life is not easy or fair!
Too many parents are setting their kids up for failure because they can’t stand hearing their children whine so they instantly jump to try to fix what’s wrong. Tell them to shut that whining shit down and fix it themselves! How do you expect them to learn – by watching you do it all? They learn by doing. By fucking things up and working things out on their own. Stop stunting their developmental growth just because you want them to be happy. They can be happy when they’ve made something of themselves.
Why am I concerned with how you are raising your kids? Because you’re raising bratty ass young men and young women and sending them out into the world for everyone else to have to try to fix them. Stop parenting “easy” … You’re making life harder for your child once they reach adulthood and you’re creating a generation of mindless bums who can barely find solutions to the simplest problems because someone else has always done it for them.