Have you ever noticed your child doing what you do or saying what you say? If you haven’t, keep an eye out, you will see yourself in your child one day. Setting a good example for our kids is a must, this means everything you say or do in the presence of your kid should be watched and adequately guarded. We can’t always be hundred percent alert at all times, but we should be close, reasons being;
Our children look up to us: As a grown-up, we are always advised to have a role model, but as children, the advice is not needed, their role model are those closest to them which points right back at us. And being their role model doesn’t mean we are not allowed to make mistakes; instead it means we should be conscious of them. Because those mistakes made in the presence of our kids might become a habit to them.
Having a good habit means you are teaching them the same habit: Giving your kids something good to imitate doesn’t just happen with what you tell them to do. With children, you have to practice what you preach. By practicing what you preach, I mean you need to show them what good habit is. If you want your children to greet their elders regularly, you have to show them how to, likewise reading and so many more.
Mistakes are part of life, make them aware when you make certain mistakes: At a tender age, our children assume we are perfect, and we can almost never be wrong. As parents, we know better, we know we are not the perfect parents they imagine us to be. But in a way, we can still be perfect by admitting our wrongs and taking steps to correct them. Perfection is not about how many mistakes you didn’t make, it is about the mistakes you made and corrected. This will not only teach them to admit when they are wrong, it will also teach them to apologize and abstain from such mistakes.