“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”
– Robert Fulghum, author
We have all heard the phrase “actions speak louder than words.” My wife Wendy and I have been very fortunate to raise two wonderful children who are now on their own as young adults. Although we no longer see them as often as we did when they lived at home, when we do get to visit together, we are pleased to see the effects of many of the lessons we tried to impart throughout the years.
Even though we were not always sure that the messages were getting through, we are delighted to see them living consistently with many of the behaviors we demonstrated through our daily actions.
What do your children and the people in your life observe in your daily actions? How pleased would you be to see them behaving in the same manner?
What adjustments can you make to your actions to have the impact you wish to have?