In the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton ran an ad called "Role Models." The ad shows small children watching a series of Donald Trump's more controversial moments – e.g., the alleged mocking of the disabled reporter – and other selective sound bites. Text then flashes on the screen:
Our children are watching – What example will we set for them?Even though Hillary's ad was mostly dishonest (surprise), I do agree with the message that the examples we set are critical to our children's development.
"Role models from an early age are important to children and their development as the models set an example of behavior – good or bad – and show their influence over others in a way your child will want to emulate." –Darlena Cunha, The Influence of Role ModelsIn other words, kids watch adults and copy their behavior. So what life lessons are we handing down to our youth? Sadly, today's role models are teaching our kids to be bullies, outlaws, babies, and violent anarchists. Our septic media promote only the most reprehensible behavior, the absolute worst examples for our children. For instance:........ More