Friday, April 30, 2010

It's easier to shape character when they're young

Gone are the days when parents can talk superficially about "the birds and bees" and expect their children to turn out OK. Our kids need intentional parents who model healthy behaviors. Beyond sexual choices made by older children and teens is the deeper issue of personal character learned at home.

Take, for example, the character modeled by a dad with road rage or a mom who tells a "white lie" on the telephone. Both demonstrate poor judgment and a lack of discipline — two qualities needed in abundance these days if one hopes to navigate the perilous waters of adolescence and sexual temptation.  read more


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