So many parents try so hard to understand what it is they’re doing that’s wrong. So many parents can’t understand why their children simply just won’t get the hint. Are they not teaching their kids valuable lessons? Are they not guiding them in the proper ways of life? Not necessarily. There are many reasons why kids act out, but there’s one reason that parents sometimes overlook—and here’s what it is.
Hypocrisy isn’t something that can be hidden—not even to your children. In fact, we’d even say especially to your children, because they’re the ones who see you every day. To that end, we have the answer to why so many parents fail to excel at imparting certain good character traits to their kids. It’s not enough to talk the talk. Parents have to walk the walk as well.
Kids are incredibly perceptive when it comes to inconsistencies regarding what their parents say, and whether or not they do it as well. We’re not saying that every parent needs to be perfect. On the contrary, it’s incredibly heartwarming when parents try to impart good values to their kids, even knowing they’re not perfect themselves.
So what’s the answer to this equation? The answer is that parents should make a conscious effort to improve themselves individually. This will be the key to teaching their kids good habits. Because ultimately, it’s not about the end goal. It’s about the process. And if our kids are watching us, there’s nothing more powerful and influential than them seeing their parents striving to be a better person every day.