"Perseverance leads to proven character..." (Romans 5.3-5)
"Let steadfastness have its perfect effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing" (James 1.2-4)
"[supplement] to your steadfastness, godliness..." (2 Peter 1.5-8)
You see the connection? Godly character is formed by Grit. Of course, you find out how much Grit you have by walking through tough times. Sometimes we rescue our kids too quickly from those.
Somebody somewhere described the future as the amplification of your character. I'm not 100% sure that's 100% accurate, but there's enough truth in it to pay attention. If that's even mostly true (which I agree that it is), then character development is like oxygen to a drowning man - desperately needed. For us. For our kids too.
Enjoy these 6 1/2 minutes of goodness...