“Model the behaviour you wish to see in your child!
I draw a picture for pleasure – they draw a picture for pleasure.
I’m kind to an animal – they respect living things.
I treat people equally – they see all humans the same.
I show grace and courtesy – they appreciate everything.
I talk about feelings – they come to me with their problems.
I give hugs – they understand the value of affection.
I listen when somebody is talking – they respect other people’s opinions.
I read for pleasure – they read for pleasure.
I express gratitude – they learn to be thankful.
I apologize when I’m wrong – they learn accountability.
I keep secrets – they learn the value of trust.
I never give up – they learn resilience.
I promote diversity – they celebrate differences.
I exercise with them – they understand the importance of well-being.
I talk about anything – they develop confidence.
I do what I can to help other – they learn about empathy.
I try to be patient – they learn to be patient in life’s challenges.
I pursue my passions – they are inspired to find their interests.
I solve problems with them – they develop critical thinking skills.
I love learning new things – they become lifelong learners.
The best lessons we can teach our children are not lessons at all, but actions modeled to demonstrate the importance of human values and the power they bring.
‘What you are, they will become.’