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Being a positive role model

Young children copy what others say and do.  Parents and other adults can learn to be positive role models by handling difficult situations with resilience.

When you stay calm and flexible in dealing with life’s challenges, you are teaching your children positive ways to handle stress.

Tips for being a positive role model

  • Take care of your health. Show children that it is important to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and exercise regularly.  Healthy living reduces everyday stress, and gives us mental and physical strength to deal with serious challenges.
  • Show understanding, compassion and kindness.  Imagine what it is like to walk in other people’s shoes.

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