From our friends at Your Tango!
When I was young, my mother sent me to church every Sunday, admonishing me to be on time so I wouldn’t disturb the service. She rarely went to church, and the few times she did, she was always late. I never asked her why it was so important for me to go to church when it wasn’t important for either of my parents. Italian children of my generation didn’t ask why. We did what we were told.
Truth is, I didn’t mind going to church. I always walked with my grandmother and enjoyed our special time together, though I was confused about the double standard. When parents preach one thing and do another, they confuse their kids. READ THE ARTICLE: Say Less, Model More: How to Be A Better Parent