Having “Too Much” Is Risky Business


Parenting Thoughts

What happens when kids have 1) too much stuff, 2) too much freedom, or 3) too many things done for them that they are able to do for themselves?
Children may think, act and say they want to be the center of the universe and be taken care of – like storybook princesses
and princes often are – but children that are treated this way are in danger of not being happy, healthy, or successful kids.  And, in danger of not being happy, healthy, or successful adults either.
Risks from having too much:
  • Worry about whether you can take care of yourself.
  • Worry about whether someone will always be there to take care of you.
  • Trouble being proud of yourself.
  • Trouble being satisfied with what you have.
  • Confusion about why you can’t find happiness in life.

 

Inspired by PRINCESS IN TRAINING by Tammi Sauer
For more information about self-esteem:  Becoming a Lovable and Capable Prince or Princess