Being consistent in all that we do is very much essential. Consistency also means that when we say something, this must also be shown in our actions. This counts a lot most notably in our everyday dealings with our children. We may not be aware about it but they are very keen on the consistency between our words and actions.
They could be very vulnerable but somehow in their young minds, the issue on our consistency plays a very specific role in connection to their own development.
If we fail to sustain that one, they will create a doubt on their minds and therefore they will start to question whether such thing is really yes or no, good or bad. We cannot teach them one thing today and tomorrow, this would become another thing. Citing for example the issue of using their gadgets like tablets or cell phones during the week. If we disallow them to use and play with them during the whole weekdays, we should maintain this as a rule and not to be disregarded every other day or week.
Let us remember always that our kids look up to us as their models for good deeds and we should live up to such expectation not merely due to our desire to teach them but because primarily we love them and we want them to grow more on a positive way.