Some of the most important teaching moments come in the day-to day moments that you spend with your children. They can come when one of your children comes and asks you an important question or they may come as your children observe the way you handle a particular problem or situation. It is important that allow these opportunities to happen.
The first thing you need to do to allow these moments to happen is to be available to your children. This means taking time to listening to what they are saying on a daily basis. It also means letting your children know that you love them no matter what. It also means spending time with your children on a regular basis. As you develop a good relationship with your child, these moments will happen more often.
The second thing you need to do is to talk to your children on a regular basis. The conversation does not need to be serious, but having casual daily conversation opens the door for more serious conversations. Your child needs to feel that they can ask questions so that they can better understand what is happening around them.
It is important to have the spirit with you in these quiet teaching moments. Each morning you can pray that the Holy Ghost will be with you to guide you through these moments. Reading the scriptures on a daily basis and becoming familiar with the guidelines of the church can also help you to be able to answer the questions and problems that your child may be facing.
After a difficult experience for you or a family member you may want to be available to discuss what happened and why. You may want to discuss how you handled the situation and how you could have done better. This helps your child to learn from the situation as well.