No you can’t get a puppy: Preparing your kid for disappointment

No you can’t get a puppy: Preparing your kid for disappointment

No matter how much money and power you have, disappointment will visit you many times in life. Humans have an amazing ability to adapt to life circumstances both good and bad. The difference between winners and losers in life is the ability to face disappointment and still get up and try again. These days most parents make the huge mistake of trying to make life perfect for their kids. If you want to give your kids a chance at success in life make sure they are disappointed on a regular basis. You don’t get to be a hero without a journey filled with obstacles and setbacks.
Step 1: Your kid will ask for a puppy

Step 2: Tell them they can’t get a puppy

Helpful Hints!

Ask a neighbor with a senile and grumpy dog if your kids can play with it sometimes. The dog will probably just sleep a lot and your kids will lose interest

Step 1: Your kid will ask for a puppy

Step 2: Explain that your schedule doesn’t allow responsibilities like a puppy

Helpful Hints!

Take them to volunteer day at the pound. You’ll get the day off work for a volunteer day and your kid gets to play with puppies. Get one of those weird Japanese robot dogs it’s almost like the real thing without all the walking or emotional bonding

Step 1: Tell your kid they can have a puppy if they can turn a profit in the next 12 months

Step 2: If they hit the goal change the rules

Step 3: Explain that this is the difference between being head of sales and being the owner of the company

Helpful Hints!

Nothing ruins a family’s legacy like kids who never make an effort out of laziness or a fear of failure. Reward your kid for taking on big risks and big goals. Each time they fail they grow and get closer to winning. Build a fire inside so they don’t waste their lives trying to impress people at cheesy dance clubs.

© 2019 by Nick Krautter | Designed by Benu Creative

© 2019 by Nick Krautter | Designed by Benu Creative