“And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:17
Today we read a book called “What Would You Do?” by Jane Moncure.
This is a book we found at our library, and it’s kind of old school, but it’s really good. It gives a bunch of different scenarios kids might get into and then asks the questions, “What would you do?” Your kids can respond with what they think is the right way to act in the situation provided.
The other thing I did was focus on our “I Will” Board statement, “I will help others do what is right.” I talked about this statement earlier with the girls asking them what they thought it looked like. Most of the conversation revolved around them doing the right things themselves as well as encouraging others to do the same. I had a small bit of alone time with Abby before it was time to start getting ready for bed. Bed continues to be somewhat of a battle in our house, and I’m still not sure the solution. Tonight, I tried to get Abby on my side. I told her we were going to do a secret experiment with Kenzie. She was going to see if she could get Kenzie to do right all the way until they fall asleep. I told her how should be could be an encouragement in brushing teeth, getting pajamas on, obeying right away and then staying in bed. Abby did a great job with a couple quiet encouragements from me. Kenzie was hit or miss on how she responded. I tried to whisper to Abby when I really saw her leadership working with her sister. They are in bed right now, and I don’t hear any noise or footprints on the stairs…yet.