I get sick of it, too. Our kids complain about rules, friends, having to go to school or church. They want this, that, or the other thing and they complain when they don’t get something. Or they complain when they do get something because, well, maybe it is the wrong color. Mom and Dad, is this learned behavior? Sometimes. If that is all they are 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 are called to share Jesus, but who is going to listen if all we do is complain?

Suggested Reading: Philippians 2:14-16, James 4:11