Think about it. If I grow up in a world where almost everything has been given to me, or made easy -- I start feeling entitled to it. In fact, I stop trying hard, because I know, somehow, an adult will ensure I get what I need or want.
My point is not to suggest your child isn't special in his own right. My point is that this is only part of the story. In preparing our young people for adulthood, we must give them a sense of the big picture
We all know that technology is not going away. Personally, I love the conveniences it offers. This is just a simple reminder to not depend on "stuff" to artificially produce a healthy, happy person. Those are God-given gifts and they're already inside you.
It's not that we don't talk. It's that we only seem to have transactional conversations, not transformational ones. We interact merely about what time we need to pick up Josh after practice or the science project Jessica must finish by Friday. Ugh. What's happened to us?