As the holidays are approaching and the conversation moves to “Ari what do you want for Christmas?” I find myself torn a little bit.
On one hand I want to be able to buy my children everything that I possible can for them. After all I love them, I want their lives to easy and filled with abundance. Then, on the other hand, I know what’s necessary for success in life.
I know that I grew up in a family where the answer was always yes and I know how hard it was in life when I had to adapt to the fact that life tells you “no” a lot more often than yes. In fact when I look at my life right now, the biggest blessings I had were the times when I struggled to figure things out for myself.
The real issue is not buying gifts or buying gifts, the issue is where do we as parents, or where do you believe we should be drawing the line?