The Best Lessons Are Caught, Not Taught

Several years ago I was in a house and saw a poster that was titled “Children Learn What They Live.” The beginning read: If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If they live with hostility, they learn to fight.


It concluded with: If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect. If they live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.


If we are products of our environment, then shouldn’t we do all we can to make that environment nourishing and not negative?


In truth, we all learn what we live. And, in word and deed, we teach what we learn.


So, make no mistake. Children will mimic what we model.

Myers Barnes is America’s favorite new home sales trainer, author, speaker and consultant.  For more information, please visit

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