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WHO YOU ARE AS A PARENT

HOW DO YOUR CHILDREN SEE YOU?
Are you the same person at home as you are in public?
Your kids know the truth, and they will imitate that truth.
As a parent, it’s your responsibility to live what you preach.
 
ANCHORS TO GUIDE YOU:
  • When you expect the best from your kids, expect nothing less of yourself.
  • If you want your kids to respect your word, keep your word.
  • If you want your kids to be patient, endure irritations with grace.
  • If you want your kids to respect others, show respect for others, beginning with your spouse.
"Strive to be the person you want your children to become, and..."
...you’ll inspire them to follow in your footsteps.

No parent is perfect, but if you strive to become better
than you were yesterday, you’ll be leading by example."

 

Don’t worry so much that your children don’t listen to you...
worry more that they are watching you.

Who Your Children Become
INSTILL COMPASSION FOR OTHERS IN YOUR CHILDREN...
                         ...not sympathy for those in need, but empathy.
Compassion is putting yourself in another’s shoes and offering the kind of help that can transform their circumstances. To raise children who become empathetic adults who show concern for others is best achieved by demonstrating compassion through your actions. 
WAYS TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE
Let your children see you care through your daily interactions with others:
  1. Give a SINCERE thank you to the person who bags your groceries.
  2. Keep fast food certificates in the car to give folks in need of a hot meal.
  3. Offer your time to teach a skill rather than “do it” for someone.
  4. Be quick to give a hug.
  5. Speak to those that others ignore.
  6. Always leave others with a kind word.
 
The secret to cultivating hearts of compassion in your children is to perform simple acts that teach life lessons about kindness, gratitude, graciousness and respect. Your children will grow up with empathy for others that transforms lives.
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