Behind every dancing baby is a role model

There’s a funny video making its way around Facebook and Twitter right now. It’s a baby dancing in front of a TV to a Beyonce video. It’s cute. It’s funny. And I admit I laughed when I saw it. But it’s scary how easily that baby imitated the video in front of him!

It got me to wondering if parents have any idea how much influence their behavior has on their children? Parents are the primary architects of their children’s early experiences. It’s how children learn to talk, to behave, to relate to other people. Being a role model is a huge responsibility. But it has huge rewards, too.

Parents are their children’s best first teachers. What will your child learn from you?