I believe that sewing a seed with children in their formative years, means they will have the opportunity to reap the benefits later on. Of course, there are no guarantees, it is the nature of raising children, but it also very much depends on whether our children agree with our values.
My own spiritual values have taught me so much about how I want to live my life and although I haven’t insisted my children work with the same values, they know how and what my values mean.
Although we wouldn’t want our children to be clones of us, we would want our children to evaluate what they’ve been taught from us, so that they get the best out of their relationships and their lives. After all that’s what being a parent is all about.
We cannot expect people in our children’s lives to conform to our children’s values, but it would always be up to our children to decide whether those people are right for them. Although children have many influences in their lives, I would hope that as parents our values will continue to resonate with our children. That as we sew a seed, and our children agree, they will conform to a certain extent.
Children do learn from their parents. It may take time, but I believe if it’s done right and children are comfortable with our values, support and guidance, it will happen.