The best kind of role models, especially for kids, tend to be the kind that they can get to know personally. They need to see the effects that this person’s attitude has one their life and the lives of those around them. When you look up to someone you value what they saw, you seek their opinion and you will likely try to imitate them. Find someone who you want your kid to imitate, someone who leads by example. A human role model will never be perfect, but your kids mean the world to you; find someone who can make a positive impact on them.
At the Seaside Jiu Jitsu Academy we are constantly trying to improve our selves because we realize that we are role models in the community and are aware the impact we have on our students and in turn those around them. My coach told me that the martial art itself is just a side effect of what we are doing here, that the relationships we are building, the values we keep, the wisdom we gain are what the Academy really is.
I had very positive role models in my childhood that have guided me into adulthood, and your kids need the same thing. My heroes, have constantly pushed me forward in life and they are a huge influence in my coaching, how I try to lead, how I conduct myself. Take the initiative to give your kid positive role model, check us out at Adamson Bros BJJ Academy in Seaside and ask us about getting 30 Days Free!