Instilling virtue in our children can be pretty serious business. After all, the adult world is a competitive place, and we want kids to be prepared.
Unfortunately, the desire to raise our children can lead to harsh standards that smother them. At report card time, a nearly straight-A student may be asked why they didn’t get that one grade a little higher. Or a teenager who displays the slightest sign of irresponsibility may get a 15-minute lecture.