Key Thought for this session:
“Ultimately I can go only one of two ways — which path do I take?”
Okay, we’ve got one last case study for you to consider. Terri is a mom who is struggling with the best way to raise her son. Let’s listen to what she says and then see what you think.
“If I’ve told Jonathan one time, I’ve told him a thousand times not to grab toys from others. But does he listen? Nothing works. We all agree that it’s the Christian thing to do when we share. So, I tell Jonathan to share. I tell him that he does not have a right to whatever he wants whenever he wants it. He needs to take his turn. So, I find myself with other parents trying to figure out how to make playtime teach them about God. We want every child to have his opportunity to share in God’s blessings. Toys are from God, and every child needs to see it is right to take his turn. I thought this would end years ago, but it’s still an issue, and he’s eight years old.
“Don’t you agree. What do you think I should do?”
OK, you are asked for advice, now you can advise. But remember, we respond with questions not directives on how to think or act. So, given the options below, what would you ask that would help Terri view this issue from a column B assumption?