Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids

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1Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

Taylor is a good role model she teaches little kids to stand up for bullying in her song "Mean"

She use to donate money to charities under her friends' name so the media wouldn't know

Children, you need to think of people who are truly role models in your life. Not a celebrity. There are more than 1000's of people who donate money to charities and even more than she does. There people who actually do physically donate their time, actually working in the charities. That is not all that makes a role model. Just because you can relate to her songs that's not what makes a role model also. Think! There are people who teach you more than she will ever teach you. Important things that shape you lot's more, and you should recognize them and respect them. They are the important role models. But your far to young to realize that yet, who will actually influence your life and it won't be a celebrity! Lastly, your parents brought you into this world and will teach you more than any celebrity. Have some respect and common sense. If you have "not so good" parents than look into your own community for role models not a celebrity. You will learn later in life who your ...more

Arrogance is not good and should not be a role model for anyone. Celebrities REALLY. Your missing something!

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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.

NO ONE CAN BEAT YOUR PARENTS THEY ARE THE MOST UNIQUE LOVING CARING PEOPLE IN YOUR LIVES AND WHEN OTHERS SUCH AS FRIENDS OR OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY DON'T SUPPORT YOU THEY ALL WAYS WILL BECAUSE THEY ARE YOUR PARENTS YOUR CLOSE ONES.

I don't think so

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3Jackie Evancho

Jackie is also one of the best role models for ADULTS.

Yes and there are millions of people humble, hard working at something more important to humanity or than entertaining. Which should be a side dish to life and not quite as important as many other things. But then children have less responsibilities than adults do and time to spend on entertainment. Many non celebrities are extremely charitable and actually do physical work in the charities they support and not just throw money around. I don't think celebrities should be your role model. There are more IMPORTANT people in your life that physically work to support you and do more for you than any celebrity who actually don't know you and there for does not truly care and support you in your life. They will take your money though!

Humble, talented and charitable, Jackie is great!

Lots of caring parents who love their children take them to see Jackie Evancho. Jackie loves children and she embodies many of the good qualities that parents would like their children to have: respect for others, consideration of others, determination, independence, zest for life and positive behavior. Jackie does not shy away from her responsibility to be a role model to young people and encourages children to pursue their dreams. - BobG

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4Jesus

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

Jesus, should be everybody's role model!

Why is Jesus not 1st? Our Lord came to save us, loved everyone-even those with leprosy, whom everyone feared and made an outcast of. Jesus is the Son of God and told everyone one simple message, which should not be hard to follow, "Love everyone one as I have loved you." His message was pure and from His Sacred Heart.

It saddens me to see those who do not stick up for Jesus, when He saved you!

He is my role model, and always will be!

I love you Lord Jesus! - TheFrozenSnowflake

Jesus is pretty and handsome

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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!

She is a very inspiring person she is great.

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6Emma 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

Emma stands up for what she believes in and never gives up. That is what makes her the perfect role model!

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7Steve Jobs

Um He did not make the Xbox. That's Microsoft. You should go to school and try to learn because your information IS WRONG! And Yes he was bald but still he went from nothing to Rich af.

Although his inventions are not as good as the Android system, Steve Jobs is still a good model.

The last electronic inventor ever to live.

The Xbox is nothing compared to Plug and Plays!

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8Ariana Grande

Um guys?
Ariana is a jerk.

She is spoiled and she was caught wishing death to fans! Like, who does that?!
So what if she is cute? That doesn't make up for being a jerk!
So what if she loves animals? That doesn't make up for wishing death on fans!

Seriously, she was caught LICKING DONUTS. And she didn't even buy them afterwards!
That is completely immature and, frankly just gross.
Then she said she hates Americans and America!
80 percent of her fans are IN America!

She DID post a "sorry" video, but she was just sorry she got caught.

But then again, sometimes I have acted like that too.

In kindergarten!

But Ariana is a great role model.

If you want kids to turn out to be spoiled, bratty, and act like little jerks the rest of their lives! If you want your kids to wish death on good people. If you want your kids to lick
Donuts and then hate America and Americans, Ariana is an awesome role model.

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.

Ariana is not a jerk

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9Abraham Lincoln

He is the 16th President, the first to tare the Republican title. He freed all slaves in America!

He is amazing for freeing all slaves in America

He changed the world as we know it today and without him everything would be totally different

He is awesome

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10Kelly 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. - ilovekelly75

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!

I can relate to her songs

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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.

Great writer

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12Beyonce

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.

No not a good role model for kids like me

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13Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.

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 a good father and husband. He has morale conviction. He actually wants to be a good president, unlike many of our past presidents. He handles racism and general discrimination excellently much better than I do. He never flinches in the face of idiots, which is sometime else he does much better than me. He is on the top of my lists for roll models.

Great role model! Also, he is the first black president

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14Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen stands up for what she believes is right and always donates money to people who are struggling.

She is the loveliest person ever.

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!

I think she is a very good role model

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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.

Selena Gomez is very caring and she loves everyone no matter what.

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16EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He should have been first in this list. He has been through so much and he still managed to be on top and prove people that he can really make it. He came from a black neighbourhood, getting bullied everyday at school, his father left him when he was a baby, his uncle died, he couldn't find a job, he had drug problems, he got divorced twice and look at him now. He's probably the best selling artist of all times, he is the most talented and gifted music artist. He teaches people that you can do anything you set your mind to and that's why he wil always be my biggest role model.

I don't know why he is #41. He isn't that people! He is my role model by a long shot

He is a great role model and should be ranked higher

Best rapper there is

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17Shakira

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 cares for every person's background and she made a song just about Africa

Why dose that matter so what I don't think she is a very good role model

Not the way she dresses though. - SammySpore

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18Michael Jordan

He is really down to earth guy and a great basketball player. (better than LeBron james)

He was rejected by his school basketball coach for being too short. Now he's the greatest player of basketball in the world.

He is the best person and athlete on the world and a very nice, kind person

He was the best person on the Chicago Bulls

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19Adele

A truly normal lass living her dream :) A great Mum, wife and singer

Adele experienced a lot of bullying during her life because of her weight, she has shown people all over the world it is okay to be a larger size as you are beautiful no matter what

Adele, she is amazing I think that she should be more thought about, shes encouraged me to sing, and follow my dream no matter what I look like or what my weight is.

She is so humble and a great singer

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20Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Yes, because dressing up almost completely naked is great for the younger generation. -_-

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!

I personally think that katy perry is absolutely amazing, she is such a good person, she shown that its okay to be a lesbian in the video 'I kissed a girl' yeah she is a bit extreme? but isn't everyone!

Not a role model for kids

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