I have heard of parents who did not allow their children to play ball in their own yard because it wore out the grass in some places and made the lawn look bad. I have always loved one mother’s response to this philosophy. She said, “I’m raising boys, not grass!”
A well-worn lawn is a sign of a happy home, where children are encouraged to go outside, get some exercise and have some fun. Parents should examine their priorities when it comes to such matters.
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”—Proverbs 22:6.