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Christian Role Model

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Role Models are people who others imitate, emulate or look to for guidance. There are good role models who inspire greatness in others and bad role models who are what we call "bad influences." There are even anti-role models who serve as good examples of what NOT to do if you want to become a successful, respected person.

Every parent wants their children to have positive role models who have the characteristics that inspire them to want to be and become their very best. While there are some variations in every parent's definition of what it means to be a good person, I believe there are 7 characteristics that remain constant in being a good role model.

I was at a loss when first doing this paper. I wasn't quite sure which worldview to choose so I chose one that I can relate the most to which is Christian Theistic Worldview.

(1) Model positive choice-making: Little eyes are watching and little ears are listening.

(2) Think out loud: When you have a tough choice to make, allow the children to see how you work through a tough situation.

(3) Apologize and admit mistakes: Nobody's perfect. When you make a bad choice, let those who are watching and learning from you know that you made a mistake and how you plan to correct it. This will help them to understand that (a) everyone makes mistakes; (b) it's not the end of the world; (c) you can make it right; and (d) you need to take care of it and be accountable right away.

(4) Follow through: That means; (a) be on time; (b) finish what you started; (c) don't quit; (d) keep your word; and (e) keep going even if things get difficult.

(5) Show respect.

(6) Be well rounded.

(7) Demonstrate confidence in who you are.

After listing the characteristics of a good role model

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