I get sick of it, too. Our kids complain about rules, friends, having to go to school or church. They want this, that, and the other thing. Then they complain when they don’t get something, and then they complain when they do get something—because, well, maybe it’s the wrong color. Mom and Dad, is this a learned behavior? Sometimes. If that’s all they’re hearing around the house, what do you expect? Maybe we’re complaining too much about their attitude. Let’s face it. We have the ability to control the mood in our homes. The Bible talks about this, too. Philippians and James both encourage us to do everything without grumbling and complaining. We’re called to share Jesus, but who’s going listen if all we do is complain?

Suggested Reading: Philippians 2:14, James 5:9