So, this post isn’t really about what kids say but rather, what we say to our kids. But I like catchy titles. Moving on. Trying to teach children things like integrity and respect has proven to be rather difficult. But, I finally figured out what I wanted the boys to know about these two words: Respect – Thinking someone is important Integrity – Doing the right thing when no one is looking When my boys disrespect me, I say to them, “When you did that, it didn’t make me feel very important to you.” When I talk to them about their behavior when I’m not around I say, “Remember to make good choices even when I’m not watching.” These have helped me a lot. My friend, Robin Meadows, has a ton of these great sayings. If you have any, I’d love to hear them. Don’t be shy, now.