Thursday, August 20, 2009
Big Sister... Little Sister
Today my youngest, Kara came into my office and said that Nikki (my thirteen year old) kicked her -
Me: Why did she kick you?
Kara: Because she wanted me out of her room
Me: Why were you in her room?
Kara: I was bored and I wanted to bug her
Me: Did the kick hurt?
Kara: No, I just wanted to get her in trouble...
I called Nikki into my office -
Me: Why did you kick Kara?
Nikki: Because she keeps coming in my room.
Me: Are you allowed to use physical force?
Nikki: No, but she mad me really frustrated... and I wanted her to know..
Me: Nik, that is why I gave you the book to write in - when you are mad at your
sister instead of yell, kick or say mean things - write about it..
Nikki: Well, I that doesn't work because I want her to know - how I feel and what I think...
Me: Is that what God wants? Don't you remember the book of James that you
read the other day?
Nikki: Yes -
Me: I know you think I am old fashioned and I don't know what being thirteen (13) is like but believe me, I remember - If you can follow one rule and remember it at all times you you would be much more happy believe me... The rule is Love Dare Day 2 - show patience and say nothing negative....
Nikki: (not looking convinced) yes, ma'am....
It tough being a teenager with a little sister - but as a parent I must teach my daughter self control... teach her to act in love and patience.... I need to set an example of a Godly woman so that she can learn by example.. I must pray everyday for wisdom and God's loving hand to guide in the ways of His will.....
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32