We must be aware of the kids in our lives because they may seem oblivious to us but, they’re actually paying attention. And, they imitate us, often to our horror because the things that come out of the mouths and minds we can recognize as too true to the source.
So, be a good person. Be a kind person. Be an encouraging person. Show them how to be smart with their wits and judgements, generous with their mercy and patience, liberal with the grace and forgiveness.
We provide them with tools of various kinds. But, if we regard them as nuisances, or irritations or THINGS as we busy ourselves in our own pursuits, they will know we do not love and that our religion is not attractive nor of value.
Train up the child in the way that he and she should go; and when they are old, they will not stray from it. Proverbs 22:6.
Don’t let them see you doing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1lTUkVLFJ4