"It is very good for children to see their parents sit still and be calm. That gives them the idea that maybe they too can do the same. If Mom and Dad are always busy, running around, talking on the phone, stressed out, or collapsed in front of the TV, the kids will also be like this."
I read this today, and am reminded of HOW much our daily lives are like this. We run around crazily to accomplish everything we need and desire before coming home and sinking into our comfort-place. What impressions are we giving our children? What lessons?
What I've taken from the excerpt is the unspoken levels in which children absorb from their parents, and what actions, emotions and attitudes this will teach them to have themselves.
Today I've been shown a reflection of myself I've never bothered to look at before, and it is astounding that I see a person who does this very thing. Not bothering to realize HOW I am teaching my child by example.