From Ravi Zacharias (Recapture the Wonder)
God grants us the means so that we can not only cope with life but so we can celebrate and enjoy life.
Many times some retracting is needed before you will start to make progress. and just like missing an exit, you'd need to drive further distance before you can turn around to head in the right direction.
Assuming privileges right from the beginning without first exercising the work ethic that they have resulted from is more hazardous for the individual than it is a blessing.
In the 70s kids lost their love, they learned everything there was to know about sex and forgot everything there was to know about love and noone had the nerve to tell them there was a difference.