Wrapped In Cotton Wool

Our kids now adays are far to molliecoddled and have no idea about the big bad world when they leave home.We are not protecting them or doing them any favour as it comes as an awful shock when they leave home .My kids started doing paperounds at about 12 and was the only money they had ,this taught them to respect finances learn to handle their money and save for when they really wanted something.It also taught them respect for their elders and the boss who told them what to do .To many kids now expect something for nothing and an education to get them a top job and are quite surprised when it doesnt happen .So to parents out there next time you think your protecting your kids think twice are your really.
beastman111 beastman111
46-50, M
1 Response May 11, 2012

Yes, yes, and yes--when you value a dollar, the time it took to earn it, and what you learned about yourself while earning it, you are a much better person all the way around. We are raising now our second generation of spoilt, lazy, entitled, incompetent, and miserable young Americans. Too many of these kids don't know what they need / want, don't know themselves, don't know what they don't know, don't have respect for accomplishment / hard work, can't think their way out of a paper bag, and haven't the first clue why they can't make things work out in their lives. They give up too easily and many just expect the gov. to bail them out, like the car companies or banks. Our kids deserve the chance to make better lives for themselves, but if they don't get off their fat *sses and do their part, nothing will ever change for the better in the US.