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Parents: 3 Reasons Why the Way You Treat Your Spouse Matters

A mother should frequently encourage her husband in front of her children. This might be by creating anticipation for when dad gets home, or looking for small ways to make him feel respected and loved in front of the family.

Kids know how to measure value. They know when they feel valued by their coach or their teacher or their friends because of how they are treated. They also know value in the home when they see it.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. (Proverbs 31:28)

Children know when mom and dad value one another by how they treat one another. Kids love to see parents enjoying one another’s presence, and laughing, working, and even flirting together.

3. Your kids are IMITATING what you do.

The way you treat your spouse is what your children will grow up to believe is normal (good or bad).

I have a friend who recently told me this… “Never let what you saw, or how you were treated bleed through to your family now. I struggle with this all the time with my temper and sometimes disrespect. There is no excuse, just remorse and heavy praying when I realize my actions.”

I say it often because it rings so true…

“More than you kids will become what you say, they will become who you are.”

Kids who are exposed to parents who regularly fight, bicker, and disagree should not be surprised when they see their children engaging is such behaviors with others both inside and outside of the family.