Parents are the most important teachers for their children. By watching the adults in their lives, children learn to react in situations, to cope with their feelings and to interact with others. This learning starts at birth and continues throughout childhood and beyond.
Recently, my daughter was playing school with her dolls. She was the teacher and was quite cross with her students for being slow with their school works. My first thought was that she was a little hard on them! Then I realised I was listening to myself through her. I decided to try being more patient myself, so that my daughter would learn to do the same. Don’t underestimate the power of being a positive role model!