I am using "Wussification" instead of a more popular term for the same thing...but you get the idea. I don't want to give away too much info on this because it will be the topic of my first Podcast.
So what happened? 2 Generations ago our Grandfathers seemed a little more Manly than the majority of Men do now. Here is what happened. Our kids got soft. They found technology and parents stopped making them work...listen...and follow through with the Hard stuff. ...because it was just easier for the parent to continue doing the things they were doing and let technology raise and entertain our children.
We Become what we DO! If we sit on our butts and play video games and eat processed foods we become experts at sitting and fattening up. If we PLAY HARD...TRAIN HARD and EAT CLEAN we become well oiled machines ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead of us. Thats all Fitness is....The fitter you are...the greater challenges you can overcome....this includes Mental, Physical and Emotional Fitness.
So parents--it is your job to lead your children through examples of this type of living. Follow through with them...make them do things they DONT WANT TO DO!...but WILL BENEFIT THEM! Its not your job to be your child's buddy...its your job to RAISE THEM to handle the RIGORS of LIFE!
So next time you tell your kid to take a shower, read a book, lift some weights or eat the food you made for them and they respond negatively...do what my Mom used to do....TAKE EVERYTHING AWAY....I remember giving her some crap about bringing in fire wood...wanting to put it off until later. When I got home not only was my CAR gone....but the only thing in my bedroom was a twin mattress, blanket and pillow. Now this may seem extreme...but it toughened me up and I never disrespected my Mothers requests again.
So remember...Let your children do things that toughen them up. I don't think I can handle seeing kids run the show anymore....and if you don't have the wherewithal to accomplish this...bring them to Evolve....we will definitely get them turned around.