We need to stand tall and be firmly fixed in perpetuating Christ like virtues, even the ‘ity’ virtues, in our everyday lives. Teaching virtuous traits begins in the home with parents who care and set the example. A good parental example encourages emulation; a poor example gives license to the children to disregard the parents’ teachings and even expand the poor example. A hypocritical example destroys credibility.
This is one of the reasons I stay at home with my kids; anyone can watch them, but only I can be their mother. I just hope, even through all my faults, to be the type of parent that my children what to emulate.