Be A Guiding Light | Become A Better Role Model

We tend to overlook the importance of role models. Both having and being a role model can greatly impact our overall emotional health and well-being.

HOW TO BE A BETTER ROLE MODEL

Showing up is 90% of the job. It is important for children to have a
positive role model present in their life.

  • Find ways to connect and engage with your children, young relatives,
    or young people who you know.
  • Find common interests and align yourselves to things you have in
    common. Children connect well when they can communicate about
    things that matter to them.

Crosswinds Tip:
Children tend to connect and relax more over food or drink. Try spending
time over a meal, or even just a soda, and get to know what support your
child needs from a role model.

STRENGTHENING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARENT OR ROLE MODEL

If you’re looking for a way to strengthen your relationship with a parent
or role model, try these steps:

  • Be Intentional: Make an effort to connect regularly. This could be
    over the phone, in-person, over lunch, etc.
  • Be Prepared: Make sure you know what you want to connect on.
    Whether you want to bond over a sports team, hobby, or learn
    something new about your parent or role model, be purposeful in
    your discussion.
  • Celebrate Milestones: Be sure to include them in your life
    celebrations. This could be paying off a home, starting a new job, or
    anything that’s important to you. By doing this you are providing the
    opportunity to invite intimacy and attachment to your relationship.

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