Billy was well liked by many of the boys and girls in his class. When his birthday came around, his mother said that he could have a party and invite his friends.
Of course, he invited many of his friends from school and church. However, there was one friend that he didn’t know if he should invite. Joe, a good friend of his from church, was a little different from some of the other kids. Billy always liked Joe and he did not like the way some of his friends made fun of Joe and called him names.
Though Billy wanted Joe to come to his party, he knew his friends would make fun of him. If Billy stood up for Joe, they might make fun of him too. What do you think he should do?
What Do You Think He Should Do?
“Oh, no! I forgot to do my math homework last night,” cried Jerry to himself. as the teacher collected the homework. He started to get nervous as she approached his desk..
“Maybe I can tell her that my parents were sick or that something terrible happened at our house so that I could not do my homework,” he thought, though he knew it was not true. He knew that some told lies to explain why they did not have their homework and the teacher let them turn the work in late. But he also knew that it was wrong to lie. His parents said that it is best to accept responsibility for your actions. What should he do and why?
You are invited to a sleep-over with some friends. After the friend’s parents go to sleep, one of the friends takes out a popular movie on video to watch.
The movie has lots of men and women dressed in immodest clothes and are sometimes shown without clothes. The movie characters use bad language and are doing things you know your parents and God do not approve of. Your friends are enjoying the movie but you know it is a bad movie.
What should you do?
Joe’s parents told him the importance of keeping a secret. They said that if a person could not be trusted, he would soon have no friends. This morning at school, Joe’s friend, Levon, said that he was going to skip his last class at school and meet some boys behind the school and try smoking marijuana.
Levon is doing something wrong and illegal. It may develop into a dangerous habit. What should Joe do?
The teacher of Levon’s skipped class asks if anyone knows where Levon and a few of the boys are. What do you think Joe should do?
Fred was spending the day at Ginny’s house. Fred was rolling toy cars down Ginny’s long hallway. He began to make the cars go faster though they slammed hard against the wall. Fred did not worry about hurting the wall or the cars because they did not belong to him. Ginny was sad because the cars were a special gift from her father and the marks on the wall were ugly.
Do you think Ginny would invite Fred to her house again? Why or why not?
How do you feel when people are rough with your things? How should you take care of other people’s things?