The title says it all, doesn’t it?
Coined by author Brené Brown, we’re reminded that the way we raise our kids starts with our behavior.
Yes, we should phrase our words carefully and raise self-confident children. We should establish boundaries and follow through with consequences. And we should discuss the importance of being kind and empathetic to others.
But those words are ineffective if we don’t abide by the same standards ourselves.
For instance, what happens when we insult our appearance, all while telling our kids that beauty is within? Or the times we’ve told them to speak kindly to others, only to yell on a regular basis?
We can’t tell our kids to do one thing, abide by certain rules and responsibilities, or hold values when we don’t do them ourselves. Of course, we’re not perfect—we all have off-days. But if we don’t regularly align actions with words, then we’re missing out on one of the most effective ways to teach our kids: through modeling.
Modeling the behavior you want to see is one of the most effective ways to teach your kids. How?
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