10th Aug Sense with Dr. Kinyanjui Nganga
Principle 3: Train your child
It is James Baldwin who said, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” Training is leading from the front. In training, you don’t (just) tell children what to do; you lead them in what to do. Matters parenting, you duplicate your life in your children. Children are a reflection of the families where they are raised and the society for which they are a part of.
Children are our mirror. We teach (say) what we know but we reproduce who we are. We reproduce our kind. Like begets like. We shouldn’t point (direct) children to (moral) places that we have never been ourselves like many travel agents. We should lead the way. You can only effectively teach what you consistently model.
Q. Are you teaching (talking) to or training (modelling) your child?