Parent MOV: Teach Your Kids to Be Honest | News, Sports, Jobs
A kid in school who takes a test and tries to search someone else’s paper for an answer he doesn’t know isn’t honest… and that’s called cheating.
If you copy someone else’s homework or let someone else do it for you, that isn’t being honest and cheating either. It’s also lying to yourself and the teacher, letting your teacher think you did the job, it’s doing things under false pretenses.
Make sure to instill in your child that honesty is a very important factor in life from an early age.
Small things like cheating on a test or being dishonest will lead to more negative policies as they get older and will also become a matter of self-respect.
Another aspect of pride at a young age is not to consider cheating or even lying when playing simple games like cards, drafts, or various board games that you could participate in with your family and friends.
Just teach them to always play clean and fair and not take advantage of any situation that is more important than winning or losing.
Cheating happens because there are people who cannot bear to lose anything that they are involved in and who will go to all extremes to be successful (a false truth though). Winning means everything to them and, unfortunately, will do almost anything to achieve this goal … anything that is only wrong and sooner or later will have a negative effect on your child, forcing you as a parent to teach him honesty, self-pride. and dignity when they are young.
Our children need guidance, leadership and confidence in us (serving as role models), which is a very important aspect as they develop and mature.
Some children think that when they grow up they can do whatever they want. And it may seem that some adults live that way.
Tell children all of our lives that we will have rules and laws to obey. That is why children must obey their parents at an early stage. Doing what they say helps us learn to obey those who have authority over us later in life; it also helps us want to do what is right.
Be an example for your children. Let them follow your way of teaching and living. If parents do something that they forbid children to do, it will appear to children that adults can do whatever they want. We don’t want them to think like that… BE the perfect example for your children, grandchildren or any other child in your life. And finally, tell them how much you love them.
I personally think that the word LOVE is very important in the life of any child, he feels safe and protected. So use the simple word love as often as you can for any child.
Be safe this Halloween season.
SLINKY THE SNAKE
2 10-inch Bundt cakes
1 40 × 20 inch cake board, covered
2 containers (16 ounces each) white frosting
green food coloring
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
red berry roll
Cut each bundt cake in half crosswise.
Place each half end to end to form a long snake shape. Place on a prepared cake board, securing pieces with a small amount of frosting.
Tint the icing lime green. Frost the entire length of the cake with green frosting, spreading the frosting about halfway up the cake. Place the chocolate chips in a small resealable food storage bag.
Microwave on MEDIUM 20 seconds.
Knead the bag several times, then cook in the microwave for another 20 seconds until the chocolate is melted. Cut the end of one corner of the bag; diamond-shaped pattern on the back of the snake. Cut out the tongue and other decorations with a fruit roll. Decorate the face and back of the snake with matching candies.
4 green apples
1 cup of nut butter (cashew, almond or peanut butter)
Place apple, stem side up, on a cutting board. Cut the sides of the apple 2 halves, leaving a 1-inch-thick center slice with the stem and core. Discard the heart slice.
Cut each half-round into 4 wedges using a cookie cutter.
Repeat with the remaining apples. Each apple will make 8 wedges. Spread 2 teaspoons of nut butter or the wide edge of an apple slice. Top with another apple slice with crumpled edges, lining up the crumpled edges to resemble jaws. Insert almond slivers to make fangs.
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 cup pineapple jam
1/3 cup of milk
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
a dash of hot pepper sauce
1 7-ounce pkg. Of chilled breadsticks
5 round butter crackers, crushed
cut vegetables, like carrots and celery, and fruits like apples and pears, for dipping
Combine peanut butter and cream cheese in large bowl until blended.
Stir in preserves, milk, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce, if desired. Transfer to a serving bowl or spread onto an 8- or 9-inch glass pie plate.
Cover with plastic wrap; Refrigerate until ready to serve. Preheat the oven to 375.
Cut each breadsticks in half crosswise; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Make 3 slits in one end of each bread stick half to resemble fingers.
Cut a small piece of dough from the other end; squeeze piece of dough in hand to resemble thumb. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Just before serving, sprinkle the cracker crumbs on the dip; serve with breadsticks hands, vegetables and fruit. Garnish as desired.
Kiki Angelos is a food columnist for Parkersburg News and Sentinel.