They do learn from what they see
One of my favourite Mother’s Day gifts, was a letter that Quintus wrote.
He thanked me for being his Mom. He thanked me for being caring towards others, like the time I helped the man next to the road. That I give them hugs when they are sad.
That’s what matters in the end. Making the world better for others. If I make their world better, I must be teaching them to make the world better for others.
That’s what us moms do. Hug them better when they are sad.