In an episode of STYLE’s Giuliana & Bill that was filmed just before baby Rancic was born, Giuliana and Bill Rancic discuss naming their first born and his possible traits. Giuliana, 37, was keen on naming their son William, after her very own husband. Bill, 41, wasn’t too thrilled with the idea, “I’ve never been a fan of the ‘junior.’ I want to give him his own identity.” As names like Luke and Zack are weighed upon, the couple considers naming their son after their own fathers. Giuliana explains, “Your dad is Edward and mine’s Eduardo. We could name him Edward.” The conversation then continues on to what Giuliana most looks forward to when finally meeting baby Rancic – his personal traits. “I want to look at him and see you. I want him to be a ‘mini Bill.’ Honestly, I want him to be just like you.”
How do you work as a couple to instill values in your children?
Everyone wants their children to grow up becoming successful adults with great values. Yet, no child has ever come with a manual to accomplish this. Fortunately for parents, you won’t have to figure it all out on your own. Here are a few key steps to start you on the process of instilling values:
1. Action: Instilling values into children must start with you and your partner showing by examples. From the day they are born, their little eyes are watching your every move. So remember to be compassionate, courageous, honest, reliable or whatever it is you want them to be.
2. Practice daily: Since we, as adults, cannot be perfect all the time, it is safe to say your children won’t be either. Therefore, use those moments of mistakes in each of you to kindly practice the right way to do things. Also, you and your partner can practice supporting each other in the learning process as another example of good values.
3. Praise: Praise or celebrate the times when your children show trustworthiness or sympathy or love. If someone outside the family witnesses the children showing great behavior, make them aware that others are watching and how proud you feel. They will feel the pride too.
How did you and your partner work together to instill values in your children? Tell us below.