“If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges,
churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either.
And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.”
Marian Wright Edelman
What are your core values? Is your child aware of them? Don’t assume that your child knows the core values because you’ve casually mentioned them. Live your life according to these values. If you value trust, show your child (ren) that you trust him/her. If you value education, articulate to your child the importance of a good education. Be consistent with your behavior and your choices. Set an example for your child (especially young children) so that they will incorporate these values in to their lives.
Marie M. Roker, from www.successfulchild.com