September 25, 2019 - Tattling
"There is a discernible difference between a child who is tattling because he takes pleasure in his sibling getting into trouble and a child who is informing out of love." - Ginger Hubbard
A big part of the discussion today was finding that line between telling on a sibling because the child wants to see them in trouble, or telling on a sibling out of genuine concern. As moms, we want to know what's going on so we can handle situations that arise, but we also are tasked with teaching our children how to be problem solvers and how to get along with others. It can be a difficult balance to find, but an important one. Ginger writes about how to practically practice with your children how to show genuine concern for a sibling, and points out the importance of this because of the lifelong relationship between brothers and sisters.
We are only four chapters in, and it might already feel overwhelming- how are you going to fit all these new practices in?? I love this verse from Galatians 6: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
You got this, momma!