What makes a person influential to those around them?
Think of a person who you really want to be like. What about that person caused you to want to be like him or her?
Now ask yourself ... do my kids want to be like me? Do they want to follow me? When they are young we can make them follow us ... but before long they will make the decision on their own.
I am not talking about being a "buddy" or a "friend" to your child, this is LEADERSHIP here. Effective leaders are people who draw others to themselves through their character, integrity, proficiency and concern for those that follow them. They gain influence by earning trust and respect.
As Christian parents it is our calling to lead our children to choose a godly lifestyle through our godly lifestyle. To do whatever it takes to be the type of Christian leaders of our homes that are worth following.