I live the life of an adult that I would want my children to become. By raising my kids with good values, I embrace my role as parent. I know that one of my primary roles is to impart good qualities to my offspring by displaying character and good judgment.

I am committed to steering my kids in the right direction.

By teaching my children the value of integrity, I feel assured that they are able to stand up for themselves and what they believe in.

When I impart important lessons to my children, I also give them my trust. I know that they see the worth of putting principles into practice. They observe me on a daily basis living what I teach, and I know that this is the best lesson I can give them.

I am aware that not every example I give is worth passing on. But if I find a circumstance in which I display unhealthy behaviors, I commit to using my first possible opportunity to explain to my kids how that situation could have been handled differently.

I want them to know that humans are imperfect and can make mistakes. I also want them to know the importance of learning from the mistakes so they can be avoided in the future.

Today, I live the life of a role model. I pay close attention to the example I set for my children. I know that they are learning character and good judgment from me, and I am proud of them and of myself.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How do I react when my kids display unhealthy behavior?
2. Are there times when I could portray a better example for my children?
3. How much responsibility do I place on my children to follow-through with what is right?