With so many kids being diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and autism and the mentality of everyone deserves a trophy, do you think kids are being taught to use their issues as a crutch? Are kids now being coddled too much?
I don't know if it has anything to do with being diagnosed with something, but I do think it's a problem. I think parents are afraid to take control of their families. They don't want little Johnny's feelings to get hurt so they don't want to make him feel bad about doing something wrong. The truth is, we all deal with disappointments and failures in life. We have to learn to pick ourselves up and go on and start over or carry on. Trying to prevent hurt feelings now can result in young adults not knowing how to deal with failures or disappointments down the road. I'm hard on my kids because I love them enough to know life is hard and they need to know how to navigate it.
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