Instilling good values in your children

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Instilling good values in your children

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I don´t think it is really possible for you to teach your children good values, and here is why. Because values are not taught, values are caught. And what I mean by that is that your child is living in your home. They are watching you every day and what you do is far more important than anything you will ever say. It is your actions that matter in the arena of values. So if you say that you value honesty, that honesty is a value to you, then you don´t say to your child tell so-and-so I am not home when so-and-so calls you on the phone. If you are saying that speaking with a loving tone or showing love is important in your home, then you are not walking around yelling and screaming at people. You are sitting down to have a reasoned conversation. If you are saying that you want people to be peacemakers, then you are acting in a peacemaking way in your home because, again, your values are caught, not taught.

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Wanda Yeatman

Conservative Mom

Wanda Jones-Yeatman is the owner of WJY Consulting, a small firm specializing in providing a variety of consulting, training, facilitation, coaching and program management services to organizations and individuals. Wanda has worked in the field of education and training for over 25 years, with extensive experience in personality type and its application, team-building, communication, success coaching, career development, human relations, conflict management and peacemaking, management training, leadership development, group facilitation, organizational development and multicultural awareness. As a consultant Wanda has served as an internal organizational coach focusing on subjects such as supervisory leadership, teambuilding, communication, conflict resolution and workforce planning. 

Wanda was born in Roanoke, VA and grew up all over the world as part of a military family. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Arizona State University and a M. Ed. from the University of Maryland in Counseling and Personnel Services. Wanda is married, mother of four wonderful children and resides in Maryland.

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