A good example

Before reading this, proceed to watch video:

We see here a teenaged girl relating an interaction between her and her mother. Her mother, we understand, dresses provocatively and lives an exciting nightlife. However, when the girl emulates her mother’s dress, she is not only scorned, but condemned by school staff. She states that her mother FAINTS at the sight of her attire, and when asked where she learned to dress in that manner, she points right at her mother. Then, alarmingly, the girl’s mother raises her hand to her. However, the girl concludes her story by reminding her mother that she is merely living by her example.

Oftentimes, the messages that adults send to and youth children follows a “do as I say, not as I do” pattern. It’s troubling also, to see that her mother would condemn her for following the only example she knows. For all who have children or just know children,Ā  YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL. It’s important to conduct ourselves in a way we wouldn’t mind children around us to emulate.

Just a thought.

-Wilhelmina

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6 Responses to “A good example”


  1. 1 daffiepie March 1, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I love this. amazing.

  2. 2 Joanna March 1, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    great video and great post Mina. šŸ™‚

  3. 3 Fahad March 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Wow this is very eye opening. It is a good reminder that people follow actions rather than words. It is important for parental figures set good examples for their children and follow them.

  4. 4 Michael Chariandy-Thomas March 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    As long as big companies continue to can use children to hawk their goods and services….kids will remain a big piece of the market….used mainly as props to lure potential clients, meaning they will suffer exploitation in every way and will not always follow proper procedure as long as they can get away with it….It should be properly regulated by qualified people who could release their findings periodically, so that if upgrades are needed they may be implemented and secured that the children are properly treated and schooled, and not put in situations that would bring them harm. Blame should also be put of the greedy parents who would put their children in this environment without supervising them at all times.

  5. 5 Anonymous February 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    We shouldn’t focus so much on the mother raising her hand to the daughter, although I do agree thats awful. We should focus more on the fact that the daughter is taking these learned behaviours into her own everyday life, and behaviours thats are not acceptable for anyone. It just makes me happy that the child is aware of the affect her mother has had on her and is speaking out against it.


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