One day a mother was driving her little girl to school. On the way, the little girl turned to her mother and said, “Mommy, where are all the stupid jerks today?” and the mom turned back to her little girl and said, “They’re only out when your father’s driving.”
You see, we are always teaching others, including our children, NOT by what we tell them, but by WHO we ARE! It is who we show up as, each and every day.
So, if you want to teach your children values such as honesty, kindness, generosity, patience, compassion and tolerance, don’t tell them to do it, SHOW them what it looks like by BEING and LIVING that way, because that will teach them more than any words you might use.