There is no exception in the fact that every parent wants to raise a good kid. Someone who is caring, understanding, polite, ethical, tolerant, but your children cannot raise themselves just on their own. Kids do need a lot of help and guidance from the adults in their lives, they need their parents to be the role models to guide them into the right way. Even if it is a tough job, do not worry. We are always here to hold your back. So look at these few tips and your journey of becoming a good role model should be a piece of cake.
Time with children
Spend time with your kids regularly, if you have a free minute, use it. Of course, you need some time for yourself, but if you have enough energy and are in a quite good mood, why would not you spend some time with your little one? By spending time with kids regularly, they will learn to be caring and loving already by example. All you need to do is to show affection, take an honest interest in their life, encourage their efforts and praise their accomplishments, ask questions to foster meaningful conversation, support them endlessly. A positive and respectful relationship between you and your children will truly show them what good relationships look like so they can emulate that with others.
Be a strong mentor
Children look after adults and they even might hold you as some superhero, that is why you can be sure they will respect what you will tell your little ones, also they will try doing the same as you do, you can take an example of the fact that child often wants to become a firefighter is his father works in this profession, or the writer, if his mom is a writer. So be sure to pay close attention to the way you practice the values you are urging your children to follow, like honesty, humility. They will definitely pick up on the way you act. If you did a mistake, just talk to your child and explain you are sorry and you should not have done it and that it is not proper to act the same in anyone’s position. Perhaps you can explain the way you can fix it. Also, let your little one know it is important to reach out to people you trust when you need advice or any help, by the way, be sure to show him you can be the one he calls out in any difficult situation. After all, children need to know there is always someone he can trust – parents.
Caring for others is often encouraged as a top priority, so treat the same way by holding your children to high ethical expectations not only in your own home but at school and in the community, among their friends. Ask their teachers if they are caring during the school day, tell your kids that it is important they would be kind to others and also themselves, encourage them to work out problems by thinking about the people who will be affected by their actions, behavior.
Just think of ideal of kind person and try to be him. Also remember, you are not supposed to ask kindness from your children only, you must be the ideal for your little ones, there must be someone to guide them.