Friday, November 27, 2009

How To be a Good Model to my Kids..

How to be a good model to your kids? There are many parents today that find themselves unsure and uninformed about how to be a positive influence on their children or other young people in their lives. It is a daunting task when one looks at what children today are faced with such as peer pressure and improper influences who are involved in activities inappropriate for children to emulate.

As a parent you must be positive and active examples in our children's lives. To do this we must start with open communication and a willingness to actually sit down and discuss issues with our kids. Ask your children if he/she has any topic they would like to discuss. Be open and relaxed, and be prepared to offer suggestions to your child to solve whatever may be bothering them. Let him/her know that you are always available to discuss whatever problem or situation your child may have on their mind.

Be involved in your child's activities. Active involvement in sports, academics, etc. makes a world of difference. It has been proven that children from households where the parents participate in their sports, hobbies, or other activities are much less likely to become involved in drugs, gangs, or other illegal behaviors.

Encourage good behavior. Reward your children for work well done. Physical rewards such as praising and acknowledging work well done will give your child incentive to keep up the good work.

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