This is so true today. Parent’s won’t let their kids fail or be corrected. When my 3 boys were growing up we used to go camping with some friends who had 5 kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. So, having 8 kids to 3 adults we all just kept an eye on each other’s kids. They corrected them if they were doing something that they shouldn’t have been doing. To politely verbally tell my kids to follow rules or guide them in the right direction has always been perfectly fine with me and my kids respected their elders. Any sort of physical correction would not have been ok with me.
Sometimes I wish we could go back in time instead of forward and teach our children what life really is like and that they have to work for what they want and that life isn’t a bowl of cherries with whipped cream.
I’ve always thought that every kid should have the chance to live and work on a farm and learn the feeling of a good days work and accomplishment.