Teachable Moment: …Pants on Fire?

What to do when you catch your child as a liar, liar, pants on fire?

Here’s a real-life example –

Wendy caught her daughter, Jessica, in a lie and was deciding how to approach the situation.  Jessica burst into tears and cried, “You’ll never trust me again!”

“Ah ha!  That’s getting to the heart of things,” Wendy thought!  She grabbed Parenting with Scripture, went to the topic of honesty, and found Luke 16:10.  “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”  This turned into a wonderfully positive discussion about how Jessica could regain trust.  What a great snapshot of positive parenting through a teachable moment!

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Monday 24 September, 2012  |  Copyright ©2012, Kara Durbin read more>>

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