One of my very favorite MOAT Ironing Board Advisers, Sue Wills (my mom :) has sent me a few fun things. She saw this interview on FoxNews and thought we might be interested. Further fuel to keep us equipping our kids rather than enabling. Our kids are so amazing. What a shame to stunt their potential by over-serving and racing in to save them at every turn. This report offers a glimpse into the mindset of kids that expect it all to be given to them rather than earned.
Thanks, Mom!… and thanks for walking the road with me.
Wow, what a great story! I have been surprised at how many friends with college age kids are shocked that my daughter has worked during the Summer and Christmas break.
I hear you. … I would also LOVE to hear what kinds of jobs they got. I just met a sweet young woman named Porsche. She is a young gal trying to work her way into nursing school at El Centro. One of the question she asked me was, “What was your first job.” When I thought about it and told her I worked retail, she asked more … about school, what my job was after school, then she said, “I’m not trying to get into your business or anything… It’s just helpful knowing that people start at the bottom. You know, and work their way up.” I loved that. She’s right.
Making your kids get a job at Christmas and summer, making them step up to pay for their things … that’s real life. … Thanks, Peggy!