10 Unpopular Truths Your Kids Need to Hear from You

10 Unpopular Truths Your Kids Need to Hear from You

More than ever, our kids are being bombarded by messages from a lost world, manipulated, and even lied to. What can we as parents do to combat the messages the world is telling our children? As Godly parents, it’s our responsibility to help our children learn the reality about this dark world, by not only setting the record straight but supporting the truth, by planting seeds of Scripture in their developing hearts.

Here are 10 unpopular truths our kids need to hear from us:

1. A Want is Not the Same as a Need

Needs are things we must have in order to survive and thrive in life. Wants, however, are things we desire but aren’t necessary for our existence. With the average household owing over $16,000 in credit card debt alone, it’s evident our society as a whole struggles with knowing the difference.

So it’s no surprise that kids today have a difficult time distinguishing between their own needs and wants. Though they’re certain they’ll die a horrible death if they can’t have it, the newest smartphone actually isn’t necessary to their survival; it’s simply a want. And despite how they feel, they really will be able to live without it.

It’s imperative that our children understand the difference between a need and a want so that they can be good stewards of God’s blessings, particularly as they become responsible for their own saving and spending.

“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” - 1Peter 4:10

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