Friday, December 30, 2011

Teaching our Children Integrity


It is one of the most important character traits/values that a person can possess, but how do we explain integrity to our children?

First of all, we need to know what it means. Integrity is being honest, loyal, and consistent. President Monson puts it this way, “ Perhaps the surest test of an individuals integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage self-worth.”

Two fun and easy ways to teach children is by teaching them the song from the children’s songbook, page 158 “Dare to do Right”. As they sing the song and become familiar with it, they will learn how to be brave and choose the right!

The second way is a neat article from Joseph B. Wirthlin, it is found here:

It explains integrity in easy to use words for children and is inspired by the Lord. Of course you can also use any of the Young Women’s Personal Progress activities on integrity. They can be found here:

It is my prayer that each of us will possess this quality and by our example our children will also possess it! Happy Parenting!

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