By Bob Roach
The truth is the truth and you need to hear it often. If you plan to be a good parent and raise good kids you must be their positive role model.
I am sure that this is not the first time that you have heard that. But the truth of the matter is that the trick to raising successful kids is no deep dark secret. You see, the key to success in any worthwhile adventure is hard work. Are you willing to do what it takes to raise good kids?
If you want to be successful in raising good kids you must do what all good parents do. You must be their role model. You must be their hero. Even though children may or may not recognize you as their hero, you really are their hero. You are the main person that your child wants to please. Realizing that your child wants to please you can be worked to the advantage of all.
In order to take advantage of this fact you must first spend quality time with your children. If you do not have time for your children, I promise you that it will backfire on you. You can not trick your child on this concept. They will always know if you are spending enough time with them. So do not be selfish with your time. You will be amazed at the rewards you will receive by spending time with your child.
Your child is looking for you to be their role model. Believe me, your behavior will greatly affect their behavior. Do you want your child to be a smoker or a non-smoker? If you do not want them to be a smoker, then I surely do not have to tell you not to smoke. Do you want them to have a good work ethic? The best way to teach this is to model it for them. They need to see you using your time wisely and doing worthwhile projects.
A parent as a positive role model will have more positive effects on their child than any other variable.
Do not miss out on any more opportunities to be a good parent. Start today spending quality time teaching your child by example. Be the hero that they expect and deserve you to be.
Bob Roach Father of one and middle school teacher of literally thousands over the past thirty years. To find out more parenting tipswrite me at: email@example.com