Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?

A couple of days ago, I had the undeserved privilege of being on “Fox and Friends.” I did an interview on Generation iY, detailing how adults often fail to prepare kids for adulthood. It was a fun and lively interview, where I was prompted to share four ideas to help kids mature. It’s been said before, but I will say it again:

Growing older is automatic. Growing up is optional.

I am on a war path. I am sounding a battle cry. As parents, teachers, coaches, youth workers, and employers—we must stop merely “entertaining” and start “equipping” young people for the future. I believe adults have under-challenged these great kids and when they flounder, we wonder why.  Now is the time to become intentional about saving their future.


So what do you think? Are we raising a generation of helpless kids?

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?