How do you teach your child important values, like respect, obedience, or self-control? You can model such behavior every day, but lessons that help develop a child’s character must be intentional, too. We can’t assume our kids will pick up stuff by osmosis.
So here’s one approach.
Think about one trait you'd like to see your child develop. Perhaps your daughter is selfish and needs to learn to be more giving. Or your son struggles to be more patient. Select a single word for a trait you'd like your child to work on. Next, take steps to help your child begin to make those changes. And reward him when his behavior reflects the trait you're working on.
If you’re wondering what a roadmap looks like, read this story by Andy Savage.