When my first child began to talk, I was astonished to hear my words, phrases and tone of voice coming from a 2-year-old.
You can't choose your family or even change their behaviors. But you can start to become conscious of your own, and in particular how your actions change in response to others'.
As I think about my three kids, and what they observe in my life, I know that I have to do my best to be the kind of person that I want my children to be, we all do; because our children are watching.
I think we need to take the time to do much more explaining to our children about why we do things for others. That is what plants the early seeds of service.