When I was younger, being a child came with lots of learning. Learning how to do things, what could be dangerous, how you made things. I remember bugging my parents with WHY, but I learned I was interested how it came to be. This generation is given a phone when they are babies to start off, but we are depending on an appliance to teach them, when you have a child a lot of effort goes into making them, you carry them for 9 mths. Why waste it?
This generation knows how to turn on a computer, ipad, phone etc etc. But what do they really know, do they know how to deal with a difficult situation or have we made them zombies by the shows and games we allow them to watch.
Can they pull apart something and put it back together? Do they know how fixing something can save you a lot of money over time. Do they know to save that screw or nail for a rainy day, do they know how to fix that shoe that needs a little glue or change a washer on a tap? Do they as they grow know how to save and change a car tyre?
There are many more questions I can think of, but really can they, do they know the basics of life or have WE been trained that it doesn’t matter or call someone else.
We are losing the generation that knows how to work things out and it really scares me. I know someone who makes time to fix things, he saves money but also has satisfaction of a job well done.
Some I know are the opposite and will throw anything out, my question to you is. Do you think Jesus would do that? Do you think he would go, I am the son of God therefore it doesn’t matter we will just get a new one.
No, teach your children the basics, mine hated washing the dishes by hand or cleaning. But now they are out on their own they can stand on their own two feet. They surprise me with what they have learned and I am proud of that. They can build on the basics and show their children.
Teach your kids to help out, the time it takes you will pay off in the end.