A Role Model is someone who inspires you.
They are someone who sets a good example and is someone who you admire and want to imitate.
Children are known to be good observers and almost act like sponges. In the sense that they soak up everything they see, feel and experience.
Children learn from example and therefore being surrounded by people who act as good role models is crucial. Children can begin to copy their role models aspirations, ambitions, attitude, personality traits and even likes and dislikes. Children do benefit more from role models who they are in contact with almost everyday such as parents, carers or teachers. If a child is witnessing their parent, carer or teacher illustrating good qualities and actions consistently, it helps them become more of a well-rounded person.
It is very important that a role model not only discusses these characteristics with a child, but also illustrates these through their own daily lives. The child must observe these characteristics being put into practice.
A good role model acts as an example and can influence young people to lead meaningful and positive lives.
They illustrate to young people how to live with compassion, integrity and determination. They are confident in their abilities and their achievements but are always striving to grow and develop to become the best version of themselves.
Yes! Through consistency and practicing what you preach.
There are many ways to become a good role model to your children such as acknowledging your mistakes, apologising to your child and others when you are wrong, follow through with what you say, treat your child and others with respect and do not pressure yourself to be perfect - allow your child to see that you can find it hard to 'get it right'.Meet some of our Role Models, along with the rest of the team.
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