“”Children are natural mimics – they act like us in spite of all our attempts to teach them good manners.”
In case you have the misplaced idea that younger children are oblivious and do not pay attention here is a story for you.
Here’s the scenario, mom is driving with her 5 year old and gets cut off in traffic.
5 year old rolls down window, “You Idiot!!!!!!!!”
Mom, trying to recover from almost driving into oncoming traffic, “Where did you get that from?”
5 year old, amazed at the question, “I got it from daddy, and since he wasn’t here I figured I would do it for him because I know you wouldn’t do it.”
Remember – “Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.” (Proverbs 22:6) – can work against you.
“Although children sometimes fail to admire their parents, they never fail to imitate them.” (Philip Graham Ryken)