If only children come with an instruction, it would be easier to take care of them but neither does parenting. It\u2019s all practical, on-the-job training. Sometimes along the way of parenting, we make mistakes that we are not aware of. The ways we behave, act and speak are more likely to be followed by our kids. Kids are like parrots that are so easy to copy what you do. They watch, act, and reenact. Despite how you think of your overly amusing and lovely behaviors, it could actually detrimental to your children. We all have our habits, small or big don\u2019t matter; we still have them. But one thing for sure we need to break one or two or all of them to be a good role model to our kids.\r\n\r\n \r\nYour Lack of Attention\r\nYour addiction to your smartphone or laptop is doing you and your family no good. Put that phone down and talk to your children. We often see during lunches or mealtime outside, the parents are often either on their phone talking or scrolling through their Facebook. It\u2019s no wonder their kids are on their phone too, because their \u201crole model\u201d is also on their phone. It\u2019s Friday night and you and your whole family are having a movie night in. While the intro is rolling, you whip your phone scroll through your news feed instead of watching it with your family. That\u2019s the bad habit you and every other parent around the world are having. Technologies are bad for the nation, but since the world is modernizing, what we can do is resist ourselves from surrendering to technologies.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nYour Cursing Habit\r\nGuilty as charged, parents. A car changing lane without a signal, you curse. Someone\u2019s cutting your line when you have been waiting for an hour, you curse. When you dropped something or you are startled, you curse. STOP! Your kids will think that cursing is a part of talking in daily lives. You don\u2019t want your baby\u2019s first word to be a curse word, do you?\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYour Habit of Looking at Other Parents\u2019 Bad Habits\r\nTalking behind other people\u2019s back with your kid nearby is a bad move. So yeah, your friends are yelling at their kids in front of everyone. And yes, that parents in the supermarket are dragging their kids because they want something. So what? We know you want to change them and what they are doing is wrong. Everyone has his or her own bad habits. You do too. Instead of focusing on other people\u2019s habits, focus on yours. If you are not doing what they are doing, kudos to you then!\r\n\r\n \r\nYour Staying in The Box Habit\r\nDon\u2019t stop your kids from trying something new if you rather stick to what you know best. Let your kids explore this world of wonder instead of being closed on trying. We know the roller coaster ride is dangerous and scary, but let your kids try them. We know that sour flavored ice cream is weird, but let your kids have a taste. If they don\u2019t like it, then they can put it aside. If they do, then that\u2019s great! At least they tried something new.\r\n\r\n \r\nYour Negative Self-Talk\r\nSaying, \u201cI\u2019m too fat\u201d or \u201cI\u2019m getting old!\u201d are what you called negative self-talk. Yes, you are not saying that to your kids, but you are saying them in front of your kids. What if you hear them say it to themselves? How would you react? Tell them they are nonsense and they are wrong to do that? Well is that fair? Because they learned it from you. We get it, you want to lose weight. Then emphasize on the healthy meals you are talking about how good they are and the benefits. Instead of worrying you are getting older, tell them about how much experience you\u2019ve had and the blessing you have for staying alive that long.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nTelling White Lies\r\n\r\nOkay, yeah, we do it too. But we gotta stop, parents. WE really got to stop. Unless if we want our kids to lie to us, even if it\u2019s little white lies, then yeah. But no, we don\u2019t. So stop asking your kids from keeping a secret that you guys just went to McDonald to get some McFlurry. Stop telling your kids to never tell their dad that you just went for a grocery shopping without him knowing. Stop telling them to keep a secret or lie for you or with you!\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\nYour Short Fuse\r\nSure, reacting to certain situation by having a meltdown is kind of satisfying. But going overboard in going ballistic over the smallest of things will make your kids think your reaction is the correct way of reacting to a situation. Have you ever had your child ignoring you while you talk? That\u2019s the sign that they thought what you are saying (or nagging) are the same thing you talk about the day before. They\u2019ll feel like that\u2019s your everyday talk and demands. Control the way you speak to your children. It\u2019s bad enough, they ignore when you talk. You don\u2019t want them to shout back at you saying something mean.