“What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.”
We can try and teach our children anything we want. We can try to teach them to be honest, to have compassion, to bathe regularly, to be polite, to respect people, to throw their clothes in the hamper and hundreds of other things that we want them to do. BUT, there is a catch here. We need to be doing the things that we want them to learn. We need to “walk the talk”.
We can try and teach our children something but unless they see us doing that same thing, our words will just drift off into space. If we want them to be honest then we must always be honest. If we want them to have compassion then we must show them what compassion looks like. If we want them to respect people then we need to respect them. And so on and so on and so on…
Children are really smart and they are alway watching us. They know when we not living in our integrity. They know when we say one thing and do another. They know when we are not acting the way we are trying to teach them. As Joseph Chilton says in our quote today “…we must be what we want our children to become.”
So…remember that your children are watching you much more than they are listening to you. Live the way you want them to be and I know for sure, that they will follow.
Have some fun today!