We do our children a great disservice when we shield them from every problem. It is in struggling, in doing the hard things that we all grow. Providing our children an easy path is not the best way to help them. Letting them work through difficulties prepares them for the real life challenges they will face as adults.
Our children must also learn that not every opportunity is good. They must learn to make choices, to see that they can’t have it all and they can’t do it all. They must learn to say no to some opportunities. Discerning which opportunities to take and which to pass, is one of the best skills our children can learn from us.
This Straight Talk aired on Spirit FM
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