Recently, I was about to give some advice to one of my kids when I realized that if I had done a better job following the advice myself, I wouldn’t have to say anything.
We all know that what we do is far more impactful than what we say. And since we’re around our children than just about anyone else in their lives, our behavior and actions influence them than just about anything else.
I used to think of parenting in terms of taking this action or that. Now, I’m more mindful that everything I do can matter, not just the moments of my choosing.
This much is clear to me: By being the person I want to be, I’m being a better parent too.