Just one more thing: Teaching by exampleJust one more thing: Teaching by example

Tim's mother lights a cigarette as she hurries out the door. Pat's mom and dad come home late from a party, clearly under the influence of alcohol. Tom's dad "fixes" his income tax. Mary's parents help repair a widow's roof. Dave's dad works with the church teens. Bill's dad and mom read from the Bible to the family after the evening meal. Barry's mom eats a big piece of cake even though she's obviously overweight. A lot of teaching has gone on here even though not many words have been spoken. Our children learn, not just from what we say, but from what we do. Our daily actions tell a lot about us. They show our priorities. How we spend our time reveals our value system.

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Publication Date: June 27, 1983