I have a precious little man who likes to tell big stories. P is imaginative and entertaining--so this is really just an extension of his creative personality moreso than an outright moral issue. It is, however, keeping his Daddy & Mommy on our toes, as we want to nip any potential problems in the bud without overreacting to typical 4-5 year old behavior.
How do we walk the line between 'just teasing' with his big imagination and outright lying? We are working on explaining the difference and trusting God for the moment-by-moment wisdom necessary as we navigate these waters.
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
Proverbs 4:10-15 (NIV)
Any tips from those of you who have walked this road before me?