#1 – Honesty
If there is one thing that all parenting books stress, it would be that children consider their parents as idols. You may manage to pick good lessons to teach your kids about, but if you don’t abide by these lessons yourself, the teaching mission will fail terribly.
In other words, if you want to teach your kids honesty and truthfulness, you need to be a truthful and honest person in the first place. There are values to teach your child and others you should teach yourself.
If you are okay with telling lies all the time, how do you expect your child to be honest? Kids might not be equipped with adequate knowledge to see and understand everything in the world, but they can tell when adults lie. To put it in a nutshell, be an honest parent to have an honest child!