These days, parenting is more focused on making sure our kids are happy than in past generations. Though this may not necessarily be a bad thing, the result is that teens are insecure and anxious, despite our attempts in giving them everything from freedom to positive reinforcement. The reason for this being is that teens aren’t prepared to deal with how life flows, or understand the concept of being okay with delayed gratifications. Here are some ways you may be spoiling your kid without even knowing it.
The Significance of Homework
More than learning things that may (or may not) be important in their daily lives, the practice of doing homework helps teens develop a strong work ethic and introduces a habit of self-discipline. Teens need to understand that they may not use these equations in life, but that the skill of learning to turn their attention to something boring for a significant period is crucial.
You Allow Them to Miss Family Activities
It’s essential to ask your teen to participate in family gatherings. Whether it’s a trip to see an extended family member or a family getaway. Participating in family events asserts the primary social connection, which means that how teens understand the importance of being part of a family, a lasting bond, will help them with other relationships in life.
They Aren’t Taught to Save Money
Though this may seem a little far-fetched, teaching teens to set aside a small sum of money teaches them delayed gratification. Whether it is money from jobs, gifts from relatives, or their allowance, putting a little bit aside each month (or whatever time frame works best for your family) teaches prioritizing, self-restraint, and even planning ahead!