Most, contemporary kids have fairly easy lives—the Internet fulfills many of their needs. Nevertheless, like all generations, they can be rebellious through the teen years—it’s almost inherent in humans (almost). However, with the exception of the snowflake generation, rebellion was kept within the family—beit sneaking out in the middle of the night, “borrowing” a parent’s car or (similar to this scenario) slacking on chores.
[Video: courtesy of Tommy Jordan]
While this father’s punishment might seem somewhat excessive, it’s actually fitting when considering just how lazy and malicious his daughter was/is and the level to which she took her “complaints.”
Yes, today’s kids are so accustom to automation and first-world issues, they’re often unable to conceive of having to do anything that requires “elbow grease.”
Kids, doing chores is just a fact of life—everyone has them (even adults), and it’s not paid work. Chores are part of contributing to your family and “earning your keep.” In life, nothing’s free—not really.
For parents who enable high-bottom problems, consider the disservice your kids are getting in terms of when they become adults and go out into the real world. How will they ever survive if they’re not taught domestic duties, the value of the proverbial dollar and (above all) respect for their elders? (More, technology is helpful, but it shouldn’t replace time-tested traditions.)