We all know that it is not good to call our friends mean names, or take toys away from them, or push them down. But did you know that sometimes you can make them sad by just bragging about yourself? “I can read so good. Can you read?” “I have a nice, big, new bike; your bike is kind of old, isn’t it?” “The picture I colored is so nice. Is that the best you can do on your picture?” “I get to go swimming every day; too bad you can’t.”

It is best not to talk about things that could make others feel bad. You need wisdom to know when to talk and when to keep your mouth shut. God tells us to just ask and he will give us wisdom. It is important to get wisdom when you are young so that when you are older you can teach your own children.

—Shalom Brand