It is difficult for an adult to explain dishonesty to children

On June 4, I took my 7-year-old twins to a doctor’s office in Jackson for an afternoon visit. I did not realize that my younger son brought a Gameboy into the waiting room. It wasn’t until the next day that we realized he had left it there.

When I called to ask if they found it, the response was no. Call me naive, but I was shocked that in a local pediatrician’s office it wasn’t turned in to the receptionists.

What is more frustrating to me is that a so-called adult is aware that their child has a new yellow Gameboy system and silver Pokémon game and does not question where they got it.

How do I explain this to my children?

I think another letter writer said it best a few weeks ago on this same page. He spoke about our country being morally bankrupt. This is a small example of it, in a local pediatrician’s office in our own hometown.

Francine Marino