Ancient times there were no training institutes or professional colleges. Children learnt skills just by observing parents. Habits, attitude, speech etc , children learnt unknowingly. That is how the proverb, " Following in father's footsteps" was evolved. Child of a meditating parents says " I will follow in your footsteps" . Meditate to create a meditating atmosphere for children.
When will our actions have full impact? Only when we are convinced that we aught to do it, the action will have full impact. and desire will dissolve. This is popularly known as that we have come in the state of meditation