Children see, children do

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Children see, children do

Hvordan foreldre, søsken og besteforeldre er rollemodell for barn.


Joseph Joubert said that “Children need models rather than critics”. Children look up to adults to see how a responsible, mature grown-up acts. Barely anything has a greater impact on children than a good role-model.

Children have never been good at listening to adults, but they have always copied them. They start copying their parents, but eventually they include other role-models like grandparents and siblings.

Some people don't like the thought of being role-models for kids. It sounds scary, and we know that we are not at all perfect. But kids don't ask for perfect adults. They ask for adults that care about them. Either we like it or not, it's a fact that everyone who is related to a child and who the child looks up to is a role-model. It's a relation to the way kids learn – especially when they are infants.

Since we're not escaping the fact that we are role models for children, we might as well carry... Kjøp tilgang for å lese mer

Children see, children do

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