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Parents as role models for children

Updated on September 25, 2015
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A freelance writer,academic consultant,HR manager with a passion for writing and reading.

Role models for children

When I suffered from high fever, my little daughter aged 6 years tried to follow my routine and made an attempt to help me .I was unaware of the fact that she has been noticing my routine and things I do on a daily basis. Then I realized that children follow us like mirrors and we need ensure that they get positive reflection from us. Any negative reflection can harm the child’s behavior .Parents are definitely role model for children .The children have aspirations to copy their parents and thus we need to create positive influences on them. Parents can only transform the child in to a well mannered citizen combating against all negative odds. Effective parenting skills can demonstrate better results in children.

Adapting behaviors expected out of children

It is very easy to serve as a role model.You have to adopt the behaviors that you expect from your child.It is absolutely essential for parents to be honest with kids as they learn from us.We need to have traits like love, honesty, strength, courage and urge to live life in a better way. This will make your child notice you and follow your behavior. I can give you a real time example.My child does not like to draw, write.I was quite worried about that. I tried with a new practice which worked out really well to make my child write without any fuss.

I started drawing a picture every day and writing a page.For two days,my child did not care about what I do.The third,as she watched doing my task regularly,she joined me to write and draw with an interest and sincerity which was never there earlier. Now she ensures that I don’t miss my writing and drawing habit and performs her task with a higher degree of consistency.

Choices matter a lot


Our own choices matter a lot as children learn from our choices .The dictionary of DO’s and Don’ts for children begins with us. It is essential that parents adopt wise choices so that we are prepared to see the reflection of our behavior through our child .Wise and healthy choices can help children to develop healthy life style like having good food habits ,manners and positive behaviors and thinking.

Acknowledgement of behaviors.

It is very important for parents to be happy and appreciate other efforts.A Simple life with joy and concern can educate the child in a better way. Smiling and happiness fills life with positive bliss and can help the child to understand the meaning of the same.

Parents need to avoid negative behaviors like shouting,yelling,slamming the fist etc.It will take just a second for the child to copy that and present the same to you. Parents should teach children as how to handle the crisis and get away with it.A Child needs to understand that there will be success and failure in all walks of life.This is a very important lesson that the child learns from their parents.

It is very important to acknowledge if the child as a very good behavior.Parents should adopt the policy that they should praise the child in public and reprimand them in private. Reprimanding for bad behavior in public will demotivate the child and increases the chances of depression. Handling tough times without any tension is another important behavior for children. If the child exhibits a good behavior, acknowledge them with appreciation, gifts and motivate them to be consistent.

It is evident that parents act as role models for children in all walks of life.

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    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Harish prasad

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      Harish Mamgain 

      3 years ago from New Delhi , India

      No doubt, parents are greatly responsible for curving out personality of their children. Padmajah, you are right, children emulate so many traits and qualities of their parents, some of these become lifelong. A good piece of advice and a beautiful write-up. Voted up.

    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      Thank you Akriti.will check on the same .I appreciate your time to comment and encourage me .

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      Akriti Mattu 

      3 years ago from Shimla, India

      Hey this is a really good post :)

      I wanted to leave my comments on two of your other posts as well but there is no comment section there.

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      Venkatachari M 

      3 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      A very useful one, Padmaja. I am glad that you realise these things and also shared with others to spread awareness. I appreciate you.

      Voted up, useful and beautiful.

    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      Thank you so much Chitrangada..Please continue to read my hubs and share your views

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      Chitrangada Sharan 

      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      There is no doubt that parents are the role models for children!

      Therefore we as parents must teach by example to our children. This is a very important subject and very close to my heart.

      Well done and voted up!

      Welcome to HubPages!

    • Padmajah Badri profile imageAUTHOR

      Padmajah Badri 

      3 years ago from India

      Thank you Stella.Your views and suggestions are always welcome.Thank you so much for your valuable comment.

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      stella vadakin 

      3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi Padmajah, I thought you wrote a very interesting and informative hub. Welcome to HubPages and good luck. Stella

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