When it comes to raising children, all parents can agree on one thing - our kids learn more by what we do than by what we say.
There were probably hundreds of instances when your little one mimicked your actions and you were so surprised because you thought they were not paying attention.
This is why it is always important to model good behavior. You don't have to consciously teach your child everything it takes to be a good, prayerful and kind person.
All you have to do is surround them with examples of the character and habits you hope they will, one day, imbibe.
Kathryn put her daughter Sutton to bed and was ready to turn in for the night herself when she heard sounds coming from the little girl's bedroom one hour later.
Not wanting to disturb her, Kathryn turned on the baby monitor to see what was going on. She was surprised to see that her little one was actually saying her prayers.
We put Sutton to bed about an hour ago and then heard noise coming from her room. We turned on her baby monitor and found her praying!
The girl's prayers were also really sweet. Instead of making requests, she chose to give thanks instead. She thanked her mom, dad and God.
She also thanked someone named Robert and her grandma. Then finally, she thanked Santa for giving her someone (or something) named Duckie. This was perhaps the sweetest thanks of all.
This adorable child obviously does not need her parents' guidance to talk to God. She's doing great all on her own and we bet her family is super proud of her.