We all want our kids to tell us the truth.
But, how willing are WE to commit to truth telling ourselves?
Of course, it’s vitally important to tell our kids the truth, but right now I’m referring to telling the truth to others in our kids’ presence.
For instance, do we tell the waitress the truth about our child’s age when looking at the kids’ menu?
When selling a house or a car, does the buyer know about the leaky roof or the engine that burns oil?
Our kids learn more from us by what we do than by what we say. Truly, more is caught than taught.
When our kids see that we’re willing to allow truth to cost us something, then they will be much more willing to allow truth to cost them something.
Eventually; however, both parents and children alike will discover that the rewards far outweigh the costs.
Conversation Starter: Does your family struggle with telling the truth? What are some steps we can take to improve in telling the truth?