Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids

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Taylor Swift
Taylor is a good role model she teaches little kids to stand up for bullying in her song "Mean"
She's never smoked or did drugs or any thing like that and she inspires young girls. :) I love you taylorđź’•


She use to donate money to charities under her friends' name so the media wouldn't know
[Newest]Taylor swift is a very role model because she's always trying to prevent bulling and many people look up to her

2Good Parents
I don't think any celebrity or political figure is worthy of being a role model. Most of them are self centered and egotistical and could give a crap about anyone except themselves or their agendas. The only time they do anything remotely unselfish is when they are trying to "buy" people's votes or their manager advises them to do a charity event because of the positive PR. Most American parents aren't even positive role models because we are so stupid that we continue to re-elect are no good politicians and we idolize our lame celebrities!
I think that parents, because of their ability to easily shape kids, are an integral part of a child's life. Good parents (not strict nor lenient but a balance of the two) are the best role models because of the personal relationship and because of a kid's admiration for a truly brilliant human being.
[Newest]We may see may as our role models but the real heroes should be our parents. No celebrity pays our school fees, and take care of us so the best role models are our parents

Jesus is historically the most influential character. He came to save the world but was hated. He tried to correct the evil politics of the day but was persecuted. He did not bow down to false authority because he knew true authority was within him drawn from God. Now God is real mentor material. Jesus loved unconditionally but tried to teach a better pathway for us. Jesus healed the sick, loved the unlovely, helped the poor and stood in the way of death for us so that we could have eternal life. Look up John 3:16 in the new testament of your bible. That's right - smart kids know to dodge the dodgy mentors listed and read various wisdoms - so get your hands on a bible and be cool. After all a role model has to have self control and Jesus was walking talking self control.
That is so true if he where to come again I would give my life for him
He is loving and kind
Jesus, should be everybody's role model!
[Newest]He saved us from our sins, he took his own life for us, that's how much he loved us, That's what I call role model

4Jackie Evancho
Jackie is also one of the best role models for ADULTS.
Humble, talented and charitable, Jackie is great!
Jackie is polite, modest, focused and very talented. She is also fun-loving, energetic and caring. Great kid.


5Demi Lovato
She advocates to stop bullying and to get help right away if you have a problem. She is also living hope that recovery is possible.
Demi shared her story to help those who are in similar situations. She inspires every person to be him or her self and to ignore all the haters. She shows young girls that there is no need to be perfect and that in itself shows the perfection of her personality. LOVATIC for Life!
Demi is an amazing role model for teenagers and especially for those who go through difficult situations and bullying! She has even written a book to help people and make them believe in themselves. She celebrated her 21st birthday in Africa because she thought it would be more important than just having a party! She tries to inspire people and also has advised her fans to spend sometime with the things they love in order to forget to feel better and make themselves to forget their darkest moments!
[Newest]Demi Lovato has inspired me to be independent and believe that every bad circumstance that comes my way is only for the greater good that is to come. Always.

6Barack Obama
He is not a good role model AT ALL! Becoming the first African American president does NOT make him a good person. Sure, he won a Nobel Peace prize for something he SAID he would do, but he STILL hasn't done it! He is a liar. Time Magazine is a liberal magazine so their opinion of him is biased. He used uncredited ghostwriter's for his writings and speeches. He is a liar. Hitler was also a "moving orator." He is forcing people to pay for birth control, even if it is directly against their religious beliefs. He is a hypocrite. He is forcing people to pay for Obamacare whether they want it or not. He is a dictator. Spending (taxpayer) money on your family does NOT make you a good person. Telling children they can "accomplish anything" is dishonest and impractical. This generation feels too entitled already without him "encouraging" them to do anything they want. That's not the way the world works. He is a liar.
You're kidding? He should be put on the worst!
He is not perfect, but he is a good role model. To say that he has not accomplished more than average person and that he is not a good role model is rubbish... And simply letting your political preference get in the way of common sense. He is not only the first African American president of the U.S., he has won the Nobel Peace Prize, been Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, he is a celebrated author, he is a moving orator, he is a dedicated family man, and he has the talent to inspire children to believe that they can in fact accomplish anything... My son being one of those children!
[Newest]He is not perfect AND he is not a good role model! Being the president does NOT make a role model!
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7Kelly Clarkson
She teaches kids to stand up for what they believe in and that they don't have to be a size 0 to be beautiful.


Kelly is one of the very few in hollywood today who do what they do just because it is their passion, not for the money, not for the fame. She has made it from a small town girl from Texas to an international superstar, and still she is a completely level headed and normal girl.
Kelly is an amazing singer. I totally agree with her teaching kids to stand up for what they believe!
[Newest]She is a fantastic singer without being a size 2 or acting like a whore.

8Ariana Grande
She is always a smiling, cute and happy person and she is beautiful without being skinny or doing stupid things that many celebrities. She has an amazing voice and her acting talent is huge too.
She is so pretty and a great singer. I love her role on victorious how she is dumb and sweet and a great friend but she is so funny on Sam and cat I love that show she has an amazing amazing voice everyone wants it.
You must be deaf, her voice is like Hannah Montana's, it's worse than a frog's croak.
I love ariana grande like crazy because cat is my fave character in sam and cat
[Newest]A good voice with a good personality

9Emma Watson
Emma is an inspiration to us all... she became one of the most successful young actresses, she graduated with honors at Ivy, she became a UN ambassador, she stood up for what she believed was right... all at the young age of twenty-four! Emma is amazing at pushing past negativity and criticism and strives to do her best and exceed expectations. She's a really great person who fights for what she believes in!
She is a fantastic human being. 'enough said!
She is the most beautiful actress I know and she values her education

She could be a role model for everyone. She teaches the kids to be true to themselves and that they can do amazing things if they have faith and talent. She is a very good influence.
Beyonce is always humble and is a remarkable role model for kids.
She is a good role model. She teaches kids how to be true to themselves.

The Contenders

11JK Rowling
shows you what you can do if you do something you love and are willing to pay the price to do it.
she came from nothing and now she's richer than the queen! She's determined and modest and such a great women. She is giving her money to charity all the time too
She gave half the world a childhood. How's that not a role model?

And barack obama is only a a role model to American kids.
Please usa, some backbone! There are other countries in the world.
[Newest]She has overcome many tough situations: divorce, being poor whilst looking after a very young daughter, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone getting rejected the first time. I think she is brilliant.

12Ellen DeGeneres
She is the loveliest person ever.
Ellen stands up for what she believes is right and always donates money to people who are struggling.
Ellen is an amazing person. She is charitable, funny, and just seems like a great person.

The episode with Talia proves this. I literally cried seeing it, it was so sweet of Ellen to do all that for a young girl who was suffering cancer!
[Newest]After her coming out, a lot of other celebs came out too.

13Abraham Lincoln
He is the 16th President, the first to tare the Republican title. He freed all slaves in America!
I'm 14 years old and I don't know this guy...maybe because I'm not american
He is amazing for freeing all slaves in America

14Steve Jobs
The last electronic inventor ever to live.
He invented the Xbox and computers you jerk
He scammed coworkers out of money and apparently was a total dickhead too.

15Selena Gomez
She is kind and caring and loves everyone
She cares of her fans & she's the youngest UNICEF ambassador on 2007. Love you Selena
She is very humble and sweet, she is a regular person. She doesn't pretend to be good person just to get that "role model" label and she also doesn't try to be super - controversial like Miley and some other stars. Selena acts her age and that's so good.

In every music video she smiles. She doesn't take drugs or smoke. In la la la she let a lot of kids into the music video and she loves football
She does got a good booty
She got a good booty

17Katy Perry
Katy is so amazing I love her, it would be mazing to meet her. She is a role model because she is unique and dosn't care what others think about her... I love how she is so true to her fans she is one of the only celebrites that know how much her fans mean to her and how important they are for her sucess BY LAUREN GRACE... KATY COME TO AUSTRALIA!
Because she is unique
Yes, because dressing up almost completely naked is great for the younger generation. -_-
[Newest]I love your roar song a lot

18Ben Carson
Started life at the bottom if his class where everyone called him "Dummy." His father abandoned Ben's family and his mother was illiterate. They were extremely poor. Ben had a terrible temper to boot.

But his mom got her kids to turn off the T.V. and begin reading. They had to give her book reports. The books opened up their world and turned their life around.

Ben rose to the top of his class. Went on to save many lives as a world-class surgeon. Many people are now trying to get him to run for President of the USA.
One of the best surgeons of all time.

19Carrie Underwood
She is a great role model because she is talented as a singer and as a musician and she could inspire the kids to start taking vocal lessons or learning an instrument.
Carrie proves to young girls that hard work really pays off. She's so humble and sweet!
Carrie Underwood is an amazing role model for young people because she is very humble and true to herself.
[Newest]She's a talented singer and her skills brought her to this position.

20Jennifer Lawrence
She shows she doesn't have to be skinny to fit a role
She's live a lady Jesus
She is a beautiful woman who shows beauty is not about starving yourself to be thin. She is a generouse kind person and she would be a great role model
[Newest]She is a unique person and she's very funny and relatable not like other movie stars.

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