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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ever observing and learning

Like Daddy, like Daughter  :)
Did you know your kids watch what you do and say?  Even the youngest children are studying you and learning from you.  They observe your mannerisms, your actions, your interaction with others.  They hear your words (even the not-so-nice ones).  They mimic your tone.

You are their primary example while they are young.  From your example they learn how to interact with the world around them.  Pretty heavy stuff, isn't it?

If there was ever motivation to practice self control or watch what you say, having children is definitely it!  Hearing your children repeat things to people that you thought were private can be a embarrassing but illuminating experience  :)

It's hard to get mad at children for doing what you do.  I guess that means that you might want to remember that your kids are listening and watching.  Let them learn by your good example.  It will save you a lot of explaining later.  You don't want to be the kind of parent who lives by the saying, "Do what I say, not what I do."