Grow Elementary Update
May 28, 2018
DO THIS // BED TIME
Has anyone ever lied to you? It hurts when someone doesn’t tell you the truth and then it’s hard to trust that person again. That’s why it’s so important for you to be honest! Are there specific times when you’re tempted to tell a lie? Pray for each other that you would have the courage to always tell the truth.
HONESTY: A BIG THING THAT'S
BUILT IN SMALL WAYS
By Jon AcuffRestaurants are one of the greatest places to teach your kids honesty. Amusement parks are good, too. A movie theater will work in a pinch as well. How? What do those three things have in common? Age restrictions.
Restaurant menus, amusement parks, and movie theaters are all places that will give you a discount if your child is a certain age. The kid’s menu is always cheaper than the adult menu. A toddler price is usually cheaper than an adult ticket to a theme park, and movies are less expensive for kids, too.
What’s interesting about those restrictions is how easy it is as a parent to be tempted to break them. Kids grow up quickly. One minute, your five-year-old is getting the cheap price at a restaurant and the next he’s six, and you should be paying the full rate. You’d never do this, because you’re a morally upstanding member of your community much like me, but you’d be surprised at how many parents blur the lines on this moment . . .
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