Children have boundless energy. At a tender age of 5 or 6 years old, they are still learning about themselves and the world they live in. They are forming their personalities which will be an integral part of who they are for the rest of their lives.
As a father, I want the best for my children. This does not mean that I want them to be immersed in a lifestyle of luxuries and for them to have anything that their hearts’ desire. This is an external and materialistic view of life. “The best”, for me, has to do with equipping them with all the skills and an attitude which will allow them to become fully functional, compassionate, and independent adults.