Your kids look up to you. They might even follow your actions. Therefore, you have to try your best to do the right thing, especially in front of your kids. You’re not perfect, but you have to strive hard to be a good example. These are some tips to help you become a positive role model.
Don’t fight in front of your kids
It’s understandable for you to have fights with your partner. If possible, don’t do it in front of your kids. They don’t need to know your issues. You can explain the problems to your kids if they’re old enough to understand. Otherwise, they won’t be able to process what’s going on. They will worry about it and even blame themselves for what’s happening. Your kids will also think that screaming at another person out of anger is okay.
Always be honest
You might face circumstances where you can lie and run away. As tempting as it is, you can’t do it. Your kids are looking at you. They might think that it’s okay to lie. For instance, if you do something terrible, you tell your kids to keep it a secret from your husband. It might be a simple white lie, but still a lie. Your kids might think there are times when not being truthful is okay.
Say good things about others
There are times when you want to badmouth other people because of their horrible personality. If you’re going to do it, you have to find a friend to rant with. Please don’t do it in front of your kids. It’s even worse if you wouldn’t say those things in front of that person. You’re only confident behind their back. However, when you want to praise someone, you have to let your kids know about it. Point out the positive traits of that person that are worth emulating.
You can’t be one person in public and another when no one is looking. For instance, if you advocate for the environment. Even when you’re at home, you have to do the right thing. Throw your trash in the right place. Learn to be creative in recycling plastic. Partner with a junk removal company to collect your junk and dispose of it properly. Being inconsistent in your actions is hypocrisy. It’s a value you don’t want your kids to have.
Express your love for your kids
You need to say how much you love your kids. It might be awkward when they’re growing up, but you have to keep doing it. You can encourage them to be comfortable in expressing positive feelings to other people. In a world where people always say terrible things towards one another, it’s good to show to your kids the value of being kind.
Your kids deserve a parent who can teach them how to say positive things and express them through actions. You want them to grow up as loving and caring people.