I would be lying if I said that I didn’t shake my head almost the entire time I read this article. I find it hard to believe that parents cannot understand the value and need to say no and provide structure for their children.
I am not Dr. Phil and make no claim to be the world’s greatest father, but some things are just products of common sense.
No one likes to fight with their children. No one wants to work all day and then engage in this kind or protracted negotiating, but if you want to raise a child who can take care of themselves and has a sense of responsibility, accountability and the ability to understand that it is ok to work for things you have to do it.
But I am more than willing to toot my horn about this and to ask other parents to set limits because it does make life easier for all of us. Build a community of children who understand that there are limits and that hard work provides it’s own rewards and we all benefit.