A person is only as good as his words.
How often I wish this is still true in our society!
Nonetheless, in order to effect any real change at all, we have to start with ourselves and the ones closest to us — our children.
First, we have to learn the anatomy of a good promise.
Next, learn to keep your words with your children, especially in the small tangible things.
Then, teach them the power of a promise kept.
Now, help them keep their words.
Lastly, encourage them to make this a habit, not matter how unrewarding it might seem at times because life is inherently messy and unfair.