Mormon Parenting: The wonderful age of accountability

We had a wonderful trip last month as we went to attend the baptisms of two of our grandchildren who had just reached the marvelous “age of accountability.”

We love that phrase ... and we love that age!

What could be more wonderful than an 8-year-old? Kids at this remarkable age are still young enough to be sweet and pure and naive, yet old enough to be very conceptual and to “get things” and to be responsible. For the most part, they have not yet learned cynicism and sarcasm, and perhaps most amazing of all, they still think their parents know something.

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