Entitlement has been the topic of the summer for me as I deal with my own issuesas well as those of my young children. We live in an entitled society where “have it your way” has become a personal motto for most people and where “me first” isn’t just something your two-year-old demands.
But as I have mentioned before, we don’t deserve anything, and if we want to teach our children how to follow Christ, then that means lessons in self-denial, contentment, and living a life of humility–something we have to be intentional about. The world is only going to teach them the opposite.
I don’t have all the answers. My kids beg for stuff every time we go to the store just like yours. I throw pity parties on a regular basis. But here are a few lessons I’m learning as a mom.
When we move from indulging our kids with the “material” to the immaterial we change their experience of entitlement. This article provides some practical ideas for how to instill a strong work ethic in our kids and model a live of service to others.
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