Role models for kids
Main point on role models and your kids
A role model is a person who serves as an example and whose behaviour is emulated by others.
Having role models can be both positive and negative for kids, depending on how this role model is perceived by the child.
Talking about role models can be a great way to learn about your child and push the boundaries on your own beliefs.
In a child’s formative mind, a role model can help shape their ambitions into something more real.
Help your child find a role model who has excelled in a field in which your child has a talent or hobby.
Talk to your child about social issues and then show them real people - either local to your community, or in the news - who have worked to make a difference.
Introduce your child to people you think will be good role models, and talk about the admirable qualities of these people.
Together with your child, find role models from history and make a scrap book or collage about the ones that excite or interest your child the most.
Parents are the most important role models for kids so they must be aware that they are being watched and learnt from all the time.