Ted talks are one of my favorite past times. I am entertained and am able to learn a lot about things I may not necessarily know much about. One of the topics I have been listening to lately is about the importance of men, specifically fathers. Click here for an inspiring talk by Correctional Officer Williams. Or this video created by PragerU.
Guys, it’s time to be the role model the world needs. No pressure. But it is time to step up! I mean this in the most positive and encouraging way possible. More and more kids these days need strong and abled men to look up to. The absence of fathers means there is a desire for children to have positive male role models in their life. You don’t need to be biologically related to someone to make a difference in their life. Simply be being there for someone in a positive way is influential. There are stories all over the internet about how a teacher or even a stranger made the difference in a kids life that changed their perspective and trajectory in life. So why not you? Why not be that guy who volunteers to be a big brother? I challenge you to get involved. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved.
Being a role model can sound intimidating. Don’t overthink it. If you have good intentions and are attempting to live a purposeful life then more than likely you are already being a role model. However, it is also about being meaningful in your interactions with others. How you communicate and how you present your body language to others is what kids see. They observe your behaviors and will imitate how you treat others. Don’t forget that.
Take away points:
- Someone is always observing how you treat others, be kind to all those you interact with.
- Kids need positive and strong male role models in their lives!
- Being a good person and being there for those who need you is important.
- Body language and communication are imitated by kids, so remember that you are someone that can influence young minds; so be a positive one.
- Don’t try too hard, just be there for someone, and when you are there give whomever your attention, don’t be distracted.
Article Written by GUADS Staff Member: Kaitlyn