Your kid will imitate you; they will be watching your every move. We will realize this only when we get unanticipated response from them sometimes. Kids spend most of their lives with the family and learn from our example like how to treat people, how to behave at the dinner table, etc.
We always have a bad attitude like- “Do as I asked you to do, not as what I am doing”. We always want our kids to do things differently because we don’t want them to commit the same mistakes that we did. But these kids are too small to understand this.
But as a parent you can always use a simple hypocrisy like “Listen, until you are able to take care of yourself, or until you’re older” etc. But sometime these commands will also have a negative effect on us when our deeds don’t match our words. In such cases you will repeat the following sentence quite often “How much time have I asked you not to do that?” etc.
Kids learn from observation. Teaching by example helps your child learn quicker than telling your child what to do. Parents should model certain behavior which they expect from their kids. But this modeling always doesn’t help your kid to behave the same way as you do. We should also keep in mind that there are relatives, friends, teachers etc. whom they observe too. This copycat behavior often helps them to practice and master new skills throughout their lives. These imitations will also help to experience how the other person in feeling.
Always encourage your kid to do so simple tasks like placing his shoes on shoe rack, arranging their toys, etc. which will make them more responsible.