One of my favorite homeschooling moms, Ginny Seuffert, hits the nail on the head again. If I could just have coffee with this woman some time...
Middle-class American children, who enjoy better health, the benefits of a peaceful society, and more material comfort than any children in the history of the world, often seem miserable. According to my friend, African children laugh and play the day away and are grateful for the tiniest favor, despite often living in what we would describe as grinding poverty. How can this be?
When we seek to make our children continually happy by giving them all the material things that they demand, are we unwittingly teaching them to be self-centered, greedy, and dissatisfied? The evidence confirms the Biblical admonition that we should not store up for ourselves the world’s treasures. Nor should we give them to our children.
Read the article here.