Learning happens at the grocery store…the playground…and at home. Perhaps you notice the shopper behind you in the grocery store has only two items while you have a full cart. When you invite that shopper to go ahead of you, you teach your child kindness without saying a word.
When you bend down to help a child who’s fallen by the swings on the playground, you model concern for others for your child.
Maybe your phone rings while your child is telling you about his day at school, and you say, “I’m not going to answer that right now. It’s more important for me to hear what happened at school.” That simple statement shows respect for your child, and begins the process of building his respect for you.