Elementary school is a great time to establish foundation and spiritual growth for your kids. For the most part, they are eager to learn and respectful of authority. Since I was a schoolteacher, I was able to lead by example in areas of learning and work ethic. Instead of telling my son to do his homework before he could watch TV, we both had to do our homework before either of us could watch TV. Every school night for years, we sat together at the kitchen counter and shared that formative time together -- doing our homework.