The brain will learn. Children will learn. Period. But what they learn may not be what you hoped or envisioned. You role model (and teach) both consciously and subconsciously. Naturally, you teach consciously what you know, which includes what you consciously choose to role model. What you “don’t know you don’t know” is still transmitted subconsciously. You teach subconsciously what you do automatically via subconscious role-modeling. This includes absorbed beliefs and expectations. The more you learn and put into practice, the more effective your role modeling can be related to desirable behaviors. This includes helping children learn emotionally intelligent behaviors. What a wonderful gift to them if you can help them develop high levels of EQ behaviors. But you can only teach and role-model what you know. More tomorrow.