No Products in the Cart
Have you ever wondered how you developed some of your earliest social skills as a kid? Am guessing the answer is probably no. A child is born without any knowledge or skill, so they study their environment to learn how to behave and interact with people. As a parent you are their first contact, so you become their first teacher and role model. Children are more inclined to learn from your action than from what you say, so putting up a positive social behavior is very essential in impacting the right moral standards into your kids. When you constantly yell and talk down on people around you such as your gardener, your maid or even your spouse, your children are watching, and those attitudes are been etched on their minds subconsciously as a form of social behavior. They are likely to lose their self-confidence from watching you disrespect someone they love or end up relating with people in a very arrogant and disrespectful manner.
As a parent your serve as a role model to your children not only through direct interactions as to what you say to them but also through your behavior with your family members and the society at large. Being that perfect parent is usually not an easy task. There would be days when you are provoked to act in a way that would send a negative social signal to your children, such as when you are involved in a quarrel with your spouse. How you react after mishaps such as this is just as or even more important than the initial action. Moments like these serve as great opportunities to teach your kids some social values such as being humble enough to apologize when you are wrong and being compassionate to accept an apology and to forgive. So next time you are not that perfect picture of a role model to your kids due to your actions, take some time to talk to them about your actions and decisions. When you always maintain a positive attitude while addressing your concerns and sharing your life’s activities with your children, you will contribute immensely to their personal growth and development thereby helping them to function more effectively within the society.
At this point, you may begin to think that with all the negative energy around the world, being a role model to your kids would be a difficult task. Well, here are a few guidelines to help you become a role model to your kids, they have been categorized into two i.e. healthy eating and healthy activities. This is no manual on how to raise your kids because no one understands them better than you do. They are simple adjustments to lifestyles that would impact your kids positively.
Encouraging your kids to eat right is a building block for a healthy lifestyle. In order to teach them the importance of good nutrition, you need to practice healthy eating yourself. Make healthy eating fun and get them involved in planning healthy meals. Here are ways you can be a role model for your kids and family by encouraging healthy eating.
Maintaining a positive attitude in whatever you do inspires your kids. Practicing the good morals, you teach them would encourage them to follow suit. As a role model to your kids, you need to walk the talk, backing up your words with visible and concrete actions. Here are a few healthy lifestyles that would help parents become better role models.
It is never too late to be that perfect role model for your kids. Control your emotions and share your experiences with them, let them know your wins and your losses. Connect to them emotionally and they would love your honesty and in turn relate their fears and anxieties to you. Always remember kids watch and kids learn.