A simple post this morning that should be a simple reminder. This is a basic observable phenomenon of child rearing. Prepare to be astonished at the wisdom, scope, and power of the following statement:
Children will not rise far above the morality level of their parents.
There it is! Here is what it means:
- If parents watch inappropriate material on television and in movies, so will their children.
- If parents use profanity, so will their children.
- If parents do not respect authority figures, neither will their children.
- If parents have sinful or harmful habits (alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc.) Their children will follow suit.
As parents, if we want our children to develop good habits, have good behavior, and live morally pure lives, we must start with ourselves. We must set the example we want them to follow.