Teaching values (honesty, saying sorry, being considerate etc) is about building true character. We do so best, when we can lead by example as role-model parents to our children. Which of course is not always easy because we are not perfect but that is the point, that through our mistakes we can teach our children the important lessons of honesty, good morals and saying sorry for our actions.
Teaching our children empathy and making them more aware of how others are feeling teaches our children consideration, thoughtfulness and gives them the opportunity to develop more mindfulness every day. Be Generous with Your Affection, Parents tend to think that children are naturally loving and generous with their affection. This is true, but for loving sentiments to last, they need to be reciprocated. Let your child see you demonstrate your love and affection for the people in your life. Kiss and hug your spouse when the kids are around. Talk to your children about how much you love and appreciate their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
And, of course, don’t let a day pass without expressing your affection for your child.
Manners are key too and this can be started from the time your children can begin to talk, starting with thee word shorten to the full word, again it is showing a respect and appreciation for all and everybody notices a beautifully well-mannered child as a credit to yourself!