I went to an agricultural show last weekend with an old friend and her ten year old granddaughter. It cost £8.00 per person to get in, children were admitted for no cost. My friend handed over a £10 note but got change for £20 - she told me this AFTER we had been admitted with great glee. Her little granddaughter witnessed this and I could see from the expression on her face that she was truly shocked.
In every other aspect my friend is a super person and has done a lot for her stepdaughter and her stepdaughter's children.[the little girl being one of them]. I did ask if she was going to go back and alert them of the fact that they had overpaid, her reaction was that it was their fault and she had extra to play with at the show. She doesn't need the money that badly, she is certainly far better off then I am, I wouldn't have done this.
Even if she would have done this on her own don't you think that on this occasion she should have set a good example to an impressionable child. I'm sure the little girl will have related this to her mother, I wonder what her mother would think. I know my MIL would not have been pleased or my son for that matter.
How can you teach honesty to a child with this sort of behaviour?
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