Humility. That can be difficult to teach sometimes. A lot of times the lack of it is a learned behavior. False humility can also be wrong. How can we teach our kids that it’s okay to be confident with their talents and abilities God’s given us and yet be humble about it? The Bible’s the best place to start. 1 Peter 4 reminds us that we should use our gifts to serve others. James says every good and perfect gift is given from God above—and it’s not our own. And Paul tells us in Romans that we shouldn’t think of ourselves more highly than we think of others. When they understand that they’re nothing without God, humility will be a byproduct.

Suggested Reading: Romans 12:2, 1 Peter 4:10-11, James 1:17