Knowledge can be acquired. Etiquette can be learned. DNA is derived, but Grace, well, it is what we develop on our own – to stand out in the crowd. Can anyone teach us grace as a soft skill? No. Can we teach our kids grace? No.
But, our children can perceive the importance of grace, when we set examples in front of them. Teach them how to smile at a failure, ask them to wish their competitor “good-luck”, guide them that if someone hurts you without an intention, you need not take it personally. By sharing anecdotes, and experiences, we can help our children learn the importance of being magnanimous and benevolent without being in your face. And yes, with time, they will develop grace.