The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations, and benefits. (Plutarch, 1st century Greek philosopher)

Sounds like a modern conservative, doesn’t he? Maybe things haven’t changed much in the 20 centuries since Plutarch wrote. Many parents have discovered—to their great disappointment—that giving in to their children’s demands and wants, always granting them their desire, creates an entitlement attitude that leads to an unproductive and selfish life.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)