Careful with examples!

Posted: December 2, 2010 in Parenting

We all know that kids can surprise us and make us laugh; but sometimes it hurts.

I’ve been studying with the kids the book of Romans along with the rest of Graystone Church.

Every night we go over a few verses and, instead of reading the whole thing (Romans is difficult enough for an adult), I give them in simple words the ‘kids version’ of the passage and then we read one key verse of the passage that we try memorizing.

Tonight, as we read chapter 5, we came to verse 8: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”.

Immediately, I realized that they did not know what ‘demonstrate’ means -fair enough. So, I tried to teach them with an example. This is how it went:

Me: “ok, let’s say that I want to demonstrate to you that I can sing: [I started singing].. lallaaa laaaa….

Suddenly, my 7-year-old stopped me in excitement: “I know, I know!!, ‘demonstrate’ means that you say you can do something but in reality you can’t!”




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