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Good Role Models

Good Role Models

Does your child have a role model? Role models serve as an inspiration and encourage your child to aim high.

Does your child have a role model? When someone asks your child who her role model is, does she just come up with a famous name on the spur of the moment and give an answer that seems about right? The importance of having a role model can never be underestimated. Yes, hero worship is healthy, and while some never stop idolizing their heros, some stop after they enter adulthood and others never really start.


Having a role model helps a child focus on her goal. For example, if your child's role model is Barkha Dutt, she will naturally want to become a reporter for television. With her career goal already clear in her mind, she will start taking steps to achieve her goals. She will enroll in the relevant courses, study hard, and will strive to gain the appropriate work experience and land a great job.


A child with a role model is more likely to be inspired and driven to achieve her goals, than a child without one. Having a role model opens up our minds to possibilities we otherwise thought were far out of our reach. Without a role model, we may never dare to dream big. Many successes have been averted just because we didn't think we could be so successful. But if we had a role model, we wouldn't be quite unwilling to think big. Ask almost any successful person will have a role model who inspired him to reach the heights he has reached.

Coping with Adversity

There will be times in your child's life where it may seem like a superhuman effort to get out there and try and achieve her dreams. It is at these times that she needs to be inspired by someone who went through the same struggles and made it. Temporary setbacks are a part of life, and everyone goes through them. It is important that your child does not lose hope and keeps sight of the goal at the end. A role model helps give your child confidence that he can succeed, because it is likely that his role model also suffered setbacks and overcame them.
Encourage your child to choose a role model wisely.

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Although these names are not instantly recognizable by Indians, they are almost a household name in the West. The twin sisters Mary Kate and Ashley achieved tremendous success with their role as Michelle in the popular television series Full House. That's right, the role of the cute, youngest sister in this series was actually played by two girls due to Labour Law restrictions, who were twins. When the serial ended almost eight years later, everyone believed that the twins' time in the spotlight was over, but this was far from the truth. After starring in a few other television series, they went on to start their own clothing line. They also launched a video game, a perfume, a makeup line, a magazine, and a book series catering to teenagers. Today, the twins are a billion dollar brand, and have not yet turned 21. They are the richest twins in the world, and the youngest to have made it this big.

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Rishabh R
Rishabh R.9 years ago
A role model has good influence on a child. An ideal role model is someone you can look upto. However, I dont think Mary Kate and Ashley are the best role models for children! Teachers are the best role models as they instill values, good morals and also live by their teachings. After all, a child interacts with the teacher for most part of the day. My daughter studying at Orchids the International School, Bangalore, simply loves her English teacher and copies her at home.
Janine.13 years ago
i am not too sure about mary kate and ashley being great roles models - not with everything that has been written in the press recently about one of them having an eating disorder
Jeanne.13 years ago
children of all ages need positive guidance and competent role models. for very young children, parents and primary caregivers will most likely occupy these roles, and thats the way it should be.
priya.13 years ago
i like this article
G.M.D..13 years ago
how bout the bad role models? like the ones on tv that look like a twig? that gives little girls and teenagers, even adults a idea that they must look like that.that is not a good role model to others. it makes people go on bad diets and sometimes wind up with a desease.
Caroline.13 years ago
they are good rolemodels, not so much of marykate but ashley (remember just because her sister went through that doesnt mean she did) ashley is succesful, and well shaped.
Angel.13 years ago
hannah montana is a good role model because she is confident, encouraging, but private and humble as well. she is confident that her music is good she doesn't need to dress in a disrepectful way to make her music sell. every song she sings has a powerful message and educates people to believe in themselves. last but not least she is very humble and on her show she doesn't want to be treated special because she's hannah montana, but just like everyone else. that is what makes her so likeable because she is down to earth. she is a great role model and everyone loves her!!!!
Sarah.13 years ago
i think paris hillton is a great role model she is so skinny and buitiful...and a lot of girls look up to her ..x
takkykumasang.13 years ago
i think role models can be someone who is close to you...and, they maybe elder or younger than urself...and, yup...
i do think , role models can be anyone that you want to be, you can imitate their behaviour, but, never try to be them, cos u will never do that...

just try to put in some of ur special character then, u maybe even more successful than they are!!

that is my point of view..


i dont think a young celebrity, like paris hilton can be a good role model,
cos...i think she has anything good for us to take...
takkykumasang.13 years ago
yup, typing error...!!


cos...i "dont" think she has anything good for us to take...
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