lonicera- Welcome Happy to have you.
I keep losing power so here is my quick answer. I walk out my faith. I show and talk about what I believe with my children. We read the Bible, pray and go to church together. I homeschool and part of that is Bible reading everyday. Also we listen to teaching in the car. (not always) I will always pray for help OUT LOUD in the middle of hard things. (but that is just what I do) I make Jesus/God as real as I can.
I don't think that anyones faith is really a "side dish" Everyone has things that they believe and show to kids. I am amazed by things that my 5yr old will say.
We all walk out our faith in different ways. And I always try to respect that. Even in children.
I will come back. I know that my thoughts are all over the place. Sorry