Facing the challenge of raising a moral child

Self-government is the goal.

I have a young friend who is in the first grade. Recently, she was playing with classmates on the school playground. They were playing a game called "Truth or Dare" when a fellow first-grader dared her to go home and have sex with him. Fortunately my young friend's parents had given her enough information to help her give an appropriate response.

As a parent of a young child myself, I was deeply disturbed by this story, and with what it said about how surprisingly early our children can be subjected to immorality and violence. Such events are a wake-up call for us to increase our efforts to educate children morally and to save them from damaging influences and mistakes.

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