Making life “easy” for children usually makes life “hard” for them in adulthood. I believe one of the greatest gifts that can be given to a child is to teach him or her the value of work. It is a gift that can never be taken away.
I realize that it can be a natural desire of parents to give their children the material things that they may not have had as a kid, however this often can deprive a child of an even greater gift: the confidence in their ability to take care of themselves. When you make life “hard” for your children by requiring them to learn the value of work, they will have a far greater likelihood of success as adults.
I often say to my kids, “you know why they call it work??” They call it work because it WORKS!
Wishing you and your family all the best this season.