...For your consideration: if you fudge on your child’s birth date so he can have a facebook page, are you chipping away at your own integrity in his eyes? Does the end result (a fun facebook page) really justify the means (dishonesty)? If you sneak snacks into the movie theater, even though a sign at the entrance says “no outside food or drink?” what are you teaching? Everyday, as parents, we are faced with these tiny, little choices. These tiny little choices will add up to a weight of truthfulness and integrity.
Integrity for our boys will not start in college, when he decides whether or not to cite a reference for a term paper. I’ve learned that integrity starts at home, with the little eyes that are always watching me.
I am writing today at The Mothers of Boys Society about integrity. Click over to read the entire article.