There was a time when generations lived together under the same roof. Wisdom and valuable insights were passed down from one generation to the next. Family and community support was bonding and strengthening to a new parent. As the times have changed, so have the struggles and pressures of life. Generations are separated by distance, a growing isolation and inability to relate to an older generation.
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I buy at my local Farmers’ Market. I love the enthusiastic, proud faces offering samples of freshly-baked bread, showing off just-picked apples, and telling me to imagine their tomatoes dramatized by Beth Johnson’s gourmet sea salts. It’s the real deal. We hunger for the real deal, and not just in food. We hunger for real conversations. And if we think it might be a difficult conversation, then many of us resign ourselves to going hungry. Real conversations are still relatively rare. Manipulative conversations—the weapon of the weak—abound…as does fake food, rich in calories but devoid of nourishment. It doesn’t have to be that way. “Quoted from Ingrid Martine”
LOVING THE MESSAGE OF THIS VIDEO!
IT'S ALL A GIFT.
I SUSPECT ENTITLEMENT JUST DIMINISHES THE JOY OF GRATITUDE.
ENTITLEMENT ISSUES OF TODAY'S GENERATION
It is strangely ironic that the freedoms and affluence we enjoy in our society are the very things that stand to ruin our children if not addressed early and effectively.
The consumer-credit industry is doing all it can to get your kids to fall for the buy-now, pay-later lifestyle. If you do nothing to intervene, statistics indicate that your child is headed for a life that will be severely impacted not by credit—credit is not the problem here—but by the debt it can create. ”Mary Hunt of Everyday Cheapskate”
Entitlement issues plague our society. How is that affecting our children? How will that affect the next generation of adults? What questions should we be asking ourselves as we go about our daily lives? How are our children perceiving the decisions we make each and every day? The future will answer these questions if we can’t answer them ourselves……just something to consider.
We live in a country where we regularly hear the phrase “you deserve it!” Wow, really? Let’s think about this for a minute. What does it mean to “deserve” something? What have we really done to “deserve” the something we feel entitled to? Who gets to determine that something is deserved and what is the basis or standard upon which this judgement is made? And lastly, what is this saying to our children??!!
What kinds of thoughts and behaviors are being developed in our children these days as a result of entitlement assumptions?
ON THE TOPIC OF REJECTION
“You feel Rejected..... So what? Just because you feel rejected does not mean you’re ‘a reject’. Ie. just because we FEEL it does NOT make it true! This is a fabulous reframe. Rejection is not truth, it’s just a feeling – and it will pass.”
This applies to parenting and life in general. If we are looking for affirmation from our children, we are dragging them into our own personal issues and not serving them well or even ourselves as parents. Become aware of motives. Ask the tough questions: Why am I finding validation in the affirmation of my child? Why am I hurt that my child is rejecting me at this time? Dig deep and ask the hard questions. Give yourself permission to explore the “back of the closet”…..cleaning house always exposes lost treasures
I welcome your comments…..