If you think your job as a parent is to always make your children happy, think again. Helping kids understand the rules, the limits, and the consequences of their actions gives them something more important: self responsibility.
If parents stretch the truth or commit ‘harmless’ acts of dishonesty, their children are likely to do the same. Here are ways—besides setting a good example—to encourage children not to lie or otherwise be dishonest.
Fewer young people are experiencing the joy of playing outdoors and exploring nature, says a noted author, who shows how such neglect can be harmful and how programs like Scouting can help to reverse the trend.