7. Honor Your Commitments
Watching you follow through with your professional obligations, your kids learn the importance of respecting and adhering to our responsibilities in life. Also, you’ll undoubtedly make commitments to your children, promising to take them to the zoo or museum on your day off, and they’ll see you make good on those promises time and time again.
8. Do What’s Right For You
If you don’t want to be a stay-at-home parent, you really shouldn’t. Putting your dreams on hold when it’s not what you truly want may cause you to resent your children. Believe it or not, they’ll feel that and their behavior will reflect it, making your job that much more miserable. Working when you want to work shows your kids that everyone is different and we should all strive to do what makes us happy.