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The Parent Credibility Test

  • Do I observe the same rules of courtesy and respect for others that I require of my children?

  • Do I show my children that I respect them fully, even as I demand respect from them?

  • Do I encourage my children to tell the truth at all times, and then instruct them to lie in certain situations? ("Tell them I'm not home!")

  • Do I urge my children to respect and value other people as I gossip about a neighbor?

  • Do I really listen to my children, or am I setting a bad example by merely nodding my head and pretending to listen?