Children and teens listen to your words, but they also observe how you act. If your actions are contradictory from what you advocate, they will pick up on it and will learn from your example.
Children learn from what they see. We need to set an example of truth and action. – Howard Rainer, Taos Pueblo-Creek
As much as we hope they will listen to our words of wisdom and not pick up our bad habits or traits, our actions speak louder than words when it comes to our children and teens.
By spending some time on self-growth we are actually being better role models to our offsprings.