Modelling is the loudest voice we use to teach.
Whether we know it or want that responsibility every day, it is a byproduct of having children that we are their role models. As parents, it’s natural to be questioning whether we are doing right by our children. Were we too hard on them, too strict, not strict enough, or did we pay enough attention to them, guide them or adequately teach them right from wrong?
The truth is, that if you are questioning these things, you are probably doing far superior than you think. The fact is, however, your children look up to you and you are the main guiding person in their life, so there is always room for improvement.
They look at what you do, listen to what you say and follow your actions. They want to be just like you. Even when you don’t think they are looking, they see.
What can you do?
When we lead by example, compliment others and encourage them (whether it’s our children or others), they are more likely to follow in the praise and actually display those qualities, as well as they will be more likely to praise and encourage others around them the way they see us doing.
Be mindful of all you say and do, our little ones are perceptive and always listening.
Particularly when we don’t think they are.
Comment below or share in the FitMama Facebook group how being a more positive role model for your kids has helped you reach more of your personal goals!