Saturday, October 22, 2016

Role Models

Lightglider Parents!

The dictionary defines a role model as "a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated."

Kids adopt role models based upon what appeals to them on a daily basis. That is why athletes, actors, and musicians are often chosen. Culture inundates us with these celebrity personalities.

However, kids are also greatly attracted to the feelings associated with being known and loved. No one knows and loves a child more than an engaged parent. You could be the greatest role model your child ever has. That is both a daunting challenge and an awesome opportunity!

One of the greatest responsibilities of parents is to be a role model for their children and to steer them toward other positive role models. In Lightgliders right now the kids are learning about the seven leaders in Lightglider Academy. From left to right they are Santiago from Honduras, Kwan from South Korea, Tova from Great Britain, Tambika from Tanzania, Bryce from Australia, Nisha from India, and Marlon from the United States. Each has a unique personality, set of gifts, and story. They aren't perfect, but they were created to showcase what it means to live a life of purpose and service.

A life of purpose and service is worth imitating. Thank you, parents, for modeling this in your home and for making your children feel known and loved.

Glide on!

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