Begin by thinking of Conscience as nothing other than the voice of God. There is an inner Pilot inside you, guiding you all the time. Learn to listen. It is a simple philosophy that if we do not have we cannot give, but sometimes we give too much and consequently weaken ourselves as a result.
We are body and Spirit. The Soul has to be fed in the same way that we feed the body, even more. If we leave home without prayer a.m., we begin with a negative and as soon as the first problem comes, we will go further into the minus zone.
Never do anything that makes you weak. Always walk from a lesser Light to a greater Light, and not the other way around. If you are asked to go out with the girls and you feel that you will be tempted, then stay at home.
Self-love is very strong. We wish to be loved and appreciated, and so we sometimes try so hard that it weakens us. So Self first means coming to terms with the inner Voice and abiding by it's dictates, even when it seems to be different from our friends or even children.
Ask your children to love, to walk towards God and away from evil, to do the things that gives then joy and stay away from sorrow. Always give a rationale and remind them of the laws of karma. Cosmic laws will work in such a way as to give us what we put out. So you will reap a bumper crop if your harvesting is good, and a bad crop if you neglect your manure and to water the plants. Hope all this helps.
Above all, acknowledge that you are weak, and rely on God. You are His instrument, not the other way around.