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What We Teach Our Kids

The title may imply this post is about the direct actions we as parents take to educate our children about certain subjects, following the logic I have laid out in previous posts. But I want to take a slightly different angle and write about the subconscious lessons we teach our children indirectly.

Allow me to start with a personal story that occurred in my house, with my wife, early in our marriage.

My wife made it known that she does not like me coming home late for dinner. As it is for many husbands, initially I did not fully appreciate the dislike, so I kept coming home late and not letting her know. Eventually she decided to greet me upon arrival one day. She stood outside the door when I got home from golf and told me that she has spent all this time cooking and the least I could do is be home at the time I said or tell her I am not.