Over the years I’ve stumbled with parenting decisions, sometimes defaulting to just wanting to be ‘normal’ for the sake of fitting in. It’s taken a while, but I finally get it – I’m SO not normal, I don’t feel comfortable in this environment and I’m not sure my kids have seen any benefit from my tendency to go along with it. Sure, they have good friends, a nice house, laptops, a ‘plugged in’ mom, access to great schools and a seemingly bottomless pit of activities to choose from – but is it authentic? Are they preparing themselves for life? Are we preparing them for life?
So here I am bubbling over with observations about today’s kids – they are too entitled, privileged, spoiled and coddled. They are too protected from negativity, failure and risk. Their parents are occasionally ridiculous. I’m occasionally ridiculous.
So here’s a peek at how we’re raising tomorrow’s leaders. God help us all.