23 Feb

Don't teach right from wrong ..

The government are still trying to work out why we have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the whole of Europe.   Fact is our youth have no idea what is right and wrong … and the leaders of our country think THIS is a good idea ….

It cautions: “Discussing your values with your teenagers will help them to form their own.

“Remember though, that trying to convince them of what’s right and wrong may discourage them from being open.”

For more on this read here

Oh yeah right, Dan is only 4.5 right but we spend most of our time trying to help him understand right from wrong, and further from that, be able to decide for himself what is right form wrong.  We have to employ all the parting know how we have,  naughty steps and (don’t tell the lawyers) smacking.  We also use the Bible a lot.  Every night we read a story with him, and discuss it with him, and try to ally it to the day we have just had.   Dan fully understands there are absolute writes and wrongs.. he just isn’t always quick enough to think it through for himself!

06 Sep

Proud Daddy

Well a new term started, Ali back to school and slightly more scary is Dan starting school. There he is in his uniform, happens to be the very same uniform I wore when I started at that school 23 years ago!

I am also very proud of his grasp of complex theology. I know he is only 4, as far as we can tell he hasn’t understood enough about life sin and Jesus to make a commitment to him yet BUT, as i was putting him to bed tonight something quite profound happened. Every night we share things that have made us happy and sad and then we pray about them. Today’s sad thing was all the rain which meant we couldn’t play outside. So I prayer for some sunshine tomorrow. As soon as we stopped praying, he looked at me and said

“God made the rain and the sun, he can do anything”

As if that wasn’t enough, he then went on to explain that there are three bits but 1 God.

“A mummy and daddy and the holy spirit. “

I said ‘close!’,
Dan said

“oh yeah, sorry, Father, Jesus and the holy spirit. but they all make God.”

Okay so some of you reading would point out there are fine details of 1+1+1=1 but he is 4. I haven’t ever explained it to him! Maybe it was vegetales?

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