Children See – Children Do

“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.”
– Dr. Hiam Ginnot

Your child is always learning. They learn by what they see. As a parent or caregiver, practice positive behaviors. When children see good things, they begin to mimic the good. However, if you perform negative activities, your children will follow suit. Children see – Children do.

For Example:

  • A positive behavior could be: Being kind to others. Children with kind hearted parents or caregivers, will more than likely grow up to be Kind to others as well.
  • A positive behavior could be: Eating healthy foods. Children that are given healthy foods, will more than likely grow up to have a healthy diet.
  • A negative behavior could be: Parents or caregivers who often use bad language. Children will learn that bad language is the right language.
  • A negative behavior could be: Parents or caregivers who use tobacco products. Children will learn that using tobacco products will not harm them.

The following video may be offensive to some, but gives a great example on how children learn and copy our behaviors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv-PAH8qZ3A
Children See …Children Do… Be a POSITIVE role model for the children in your life!

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