Be specific about values like trust, honesty, integrity, respect, racism, generosity to those who are poor and kindness to those in need.
- Teach them to accept people who are different, eg. kids who are disabled, obese or ‘uncool’
- Develop their conscience about issues like bullying and abusers – don’t leave a vacuum
- Apologise to your kids when you are wrong
- Give ‘margarine apologies’, not butter – ie, don’t say “I am sorry, but, er, if only you hadn’t…”