Your kids are a reflection of you. So, it’s no surprise that they repeat your words, mimic your mannerisms and aim to be like you.
While it’s flattering that your little one looks up to you, it is easy to worry about whether or not you’re setting a good example for them.
Here are some things that can help you become one.
1. Make healthy living a lifestyle: It might be cumbersome to chase your kids to make them finish their greens or to pick up a sport. But, as we said above - they see you, and they learn. Begin by adopting a healthy lifestyle yourself, so your child learns those behaviors naturally.
2. Be kind and generous: The world will be a better place with more kind and positive people. Imbibe these traits in your child early on by being a good role model. Volunteer for a cause that you believe in, and take them along to introduce them to the joy of giving back to the community, so it becomes their second nature.
3. Teach them self-control: No parent can keep track of what kids are up to 24X7. From the simple act of cutting excessive screen time to being able to resist a tempting sweet from a stranger - teaching them self-control goes a long way in keeping them healthy, happy and safe in today’s world.
So, do you think you are a good role model? Tell us in the comments below.