Setting an example for our kids

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Setting an example for our kids

One important parenting tool that everybody has in their bathroom is this, a mirror. If you can look at yourself and ask the question, am I worthy of my child's unquestioning imitation, you are going to have 90 percent of your issues knocked. The middle principle of my seven principles is example. The vast majority of what we teach our children and convey to them is through who we are and our example. If you can get your mind around that daunting reality. It is daunting. Be reassured by this: It isn't our perfection that teaches our children, it's our striving. As long as we are striving, if we are holding a worthy ideal, some lofty goals for which we are aspiring, that is what inspires our children. We don't have to be perfect. We just always have to be aware that they are always watching us and emulating our desire to be better.

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Marcy Axness, PhD

Childhood Development Specialist

Marcy Axness, PhD, is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at and a member of their expert panel. Featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education, Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress. She considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world -- Ian and Eve, both in their 20s. 

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