After hearing Toni's advice, Steve says he made the conscious decision to put on a happy face every time his children walk into a room. "I thought, 'Wow, I could actually be hurting their feelings and not even [know] it,'" he says. "Aha! Your kids actually see the expressions on your face."
Now, when Steve picks his children up at school, "I try to light up and consciously think, 'What does your face look like when you go into that classroom?'" he says. "I want them to see how proud [I am] that they're there—how much [I] love them.""
What else did Steve learn from watching Oprah? Kelly says Steve now uses "Oprahisms"—like "Aha! moment"—around the house!