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Thought I'd done better...
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screaminhollow    Posted 03-25-2004 at 11:20:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last night, I picked my daughter up from girl scouts and stopped at a store to pick up a few things. On leaving, I mentioned that we needed to get a paper. She beat me to the newspaper vending machine and pulled the door open and handed me a paper. She pitched a fit when I insisted on putting the money in the machine anyway. I tried to explain, that taking the paper without paying was theft. It took alot of explaining to get her to see my point. The rest of the way home, I wondered how I hadn't trained her better.

donna in w.v    Posted 03-25-2004 at 16:13:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
sometimes i think kids want to see if you "walk the walk or just talk the talk"my ex once called in sick so he could play golf and our son heard him so a few days later when my mol called to see if he would come mow the lawn my son told her he was sick and when my ex called him on it he said "so it's ok to lie if they're paying you but not if your doing it for free?" sometimes they want to know if you by what you expect them too.

Stormie    Posted 03-25-2004 at 13:36:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am sure you are doing fine. If you weren't teaching her better you would have just took the paper and left. You set a fine example and one I am sure she will remember. Kids need to be reminded often what is right and what is wrong. In my opinion they see and hear so many contradictions to what they are being taught at home and school, it is only natural to need a refresher course in morals. You did the right thing and as long as you keep doing it she is bound to have oustanding morals like her daddy.

Mugway    Posted 03-25-2004 at 13:27:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Interesting,could she have been testing you?

T D in Tennessee    Posted 03-25-2004 at 12:41:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
tell her that even if she slips some deed by all mankind, God is watching.

Clipper    Posted 03-25-2004 at 12:39:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think ya done a bad job? Pfffftttt, and count yer blessings....just look at how me an Fern turned out! LOL!!

Les    Posted 03-25-2004 at 12:34:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
You had a good teaching opportunity right there and you better use it to drive that point home. Don't ever let her forget it.

ron,ar    Posted 03-25-2004 at 12:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thought scouting taught honesty as a virtue among other things, or was that the "old" scouts?
Of course I know folks that think if you put money in it and take more than one paper it's ok too.

Wisereader    Posted 03-25-2004 at 12:12:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't beat yourself up too hard. Sounds like your daughter is still pretty young (Girl Scout age), so you are still in the process of bringing her up.

Trust me, you will have many more times like this ahead. Sometimes they will act as though they don't have a moral bone in their bodies. Sometimes their compasses point directly in sync with yours and your values. And sometimes, these events happen seconds apart!

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