Top Ten Best Role Models for Kids
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.
Jesus loved the unlovely even prostitutes and criminals! Whether you believe he came or not he is still an amazing role model - even Gandhi said "I love your Jesus" - yeah I know he wasn't even Christian and Gandhi saw him as a role model. how can you argue that anyone on this list is better than Jesus, just because someone doesn't take drugs doesn't mean they compare to the only perfect man ever to have lived ; and whats more he loves you more than anything you can imagine! even if you don't believe in god or Jesus he is still unarguably the best role model on this list. and if you thought it couldn't get better he died... for you!
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!
Jesus is not the first because the way that leads to destruction is broad and many will follow. Jesus is the unmistakable top role model and saviour. Many will refuse to believe because it is giving up their pride and letting God... Letting God do his will and the believe that Jesus is the door and "no one" comes to the father but by Jesus. That concept cut self-pride. It's not all about me, it's about Jesus. My death doesn't matter, only Jesus' death Matters
She a celebrity and is not a role model for people with good values about their communities, people who really help in the real world and save lives, people who you know personally that actually do shape you. Adults have more important role models than a singer. Please don't insult adults. Singing is NOT IMPORTANT Kids! Adults themselves do more, such as, raise families, work just as hard or harder in more important roles than a singer. Nurses, care givers, military, and any one who works in the Human services field for just a few examples. Work much harder and give so much for so little. How's that for real role models. So you admit to disrespecting these hard working people for humanity? Shame on you! Adults and children need more than a celebrity as a role model. Celebrities will never give you support, love, and encouragement when you need it. They have no idea WHO you are and actually they don't care. More interested in making a living as any other who works. They are no ...more
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!
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.
There can be absolutely no other candidate on this poll who could come close to Jackie Evancho in this poll. Don't believe me? For those who don't know Jackie, check out her Wikipedia page just to give you an idea of who she is and what she has done to inspire role-model status. To those of us who know about Jackie this is certainly a no-brainer.
She's in it only for the money you foolish kids. Relatable songs for kids what do kids know about breakups and those kind of relationships anyway. They should not be worrying about such things anyway. "Mean" is actually arrogant pushing that she's going to better than everyone else and I've heard better songs hit this topic in a much better and mature way. And by the way there are far better role models in your own community that really handle the task of bullying far more than any song and should be a kids role model. They actually do work harder and care far more about the problem and kids who a bullied. They don't make lots of money though and I really see then where kids heads are at. Money's more important and people with it deserve more respect. I see our future's not so bright.
Alright people lets get this straight. You might not think that she is the best role model or whatever or you might think she is but Jesus or your parent should have been first, but lets be honest here. Taylor sings about her boyfriends and love. Maybe she does. Okay BUT guess what? So does Ed Sheeran. SO does Ariana Grande. So does Bruno Mars and Adam Levine. Why is Taylor the one who is getting trashed on it? She sings about the same things that everyone else does and I fond it really unfair that shes being called out on that. Here's another point. Not everyone has great parents that are there for them all the time. Sometimes they're away and lets face it. When you don't have anyone else to lean on, you're typically going to turn to music. Taylor writes relatable songs and that is why she is on this list. Maybe I am being biased because I love her a lot, but this is just straight up facts. Taylor has the most fans out of any of the real celebrities here (not saying that demi or ...more
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 true role ...more
Only famous people get to be role models, that's ignorant, you said parent's, but still. Our America soldiers, police, firefighter etc., they put their life on the line for us! These famous people just talk and sing, they might give to a charity, but there not putting their lives at steak. These TRUE HEROS should get a place for top ten best role models not these rich people!
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 very beautiful. She acts the characters are very nice. I think she can be the role model for teenage too. Moreover, she studied in the best university. I think this is the most important that she studied very good and does her work very well. I think she uses a stone to kill two birds.
Emma is a down to Earth person and works hard for her belongings. Her part in Harry Potter shows us that we need to work on school, but not let that control us.
She couldn't be less bothered with what celebrities ought to do. She does whatever she believes in. That's something everybody should strive to do.
This is America's greatest president and one of our greatest American heroes. So, why is a socialist who just happens to be African American above him?
He is the 16th President, the first to tare the Republican title. He freed all slaves in America!
Abraham Lincoln was the best president I have ever seen rule a country. he ruled America with wisdom, justice and benevolence
He is an animal with a the most powerful beard in the word.
Everyone in this section doesn't know anything about Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs basically shaped the technology world. He created many successful things, even though he was an adopted child, and his adoptive parents were poor. Steve battled pancreatic cancer... twice. He died because of it, but when he first had it, he continued to create amazing products. Steve Jobs is a great role model because he was perseverant, and took things for the team.
He was a brilliant businessman who gets all the credit for Steve Wozniak's inventions. If being a hippie who takes credit for his friend and gets all the money for it is a good role model for kids, then he should be #1. If not, then I don't think he belongs on this list.
Although his inventions are not as good as the Android system, Steve Jobs is still a good model.
Be as Steve. He was a role-model, a teacher, an inventor, a person who the world needs him.
JK Rowling is a hypocritical abuse apologist who used the claim of an LGBTQ+ character in her story to boost sales and pretend there was any kind of diversity, and then when given the chance to actually show Dumbledore was gay, ignored it, dismissing any hope of representation. Also, her protection and redemption of the character Severus Snape shows how she overlooked the clearly abusive and disgusting behaviour of an adult because of the idea that 'love fixes all' which should not be projected on to impressionable children.
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.
Having her first Harry Potter book rejected by seven different publishes, and yet still perseveres to have the best-selling fiction book of all time. Also disregards stereotypes, particularly those directed at women
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.
I believe that Selena Gomez is someone teens look up to as a role model. She has made such a big impact on other lives that she should continue being a positive role model. She is always so humble and sweet, just being a regular person. She doesn't pretend to be good person just to get that "role model" label. She also doesn't try to be super or act like someone she isn't. She stays true to herself and that's why I think most teens look up to her. She will always be a great role model as long as she remains who she is.
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.
Oh please, please vote for her she's very kind and caring to young children from all around the world and she doesn't show off her body a lot of times. There are just so many things children and adults from all ages can learn from her.
Selena advocates to stop bullying and to get help right away if you have a problem. She is also living hope that recovery is possible. and I think she is a #1 role model
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.
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.
Look Araina may seem nice and sweet, but she is actually really self centred and vain. She is too skinny and is making teenagers go through anorexia because of her vegan thing she is on, and don't you realize she wears leather when a vegan DOESN'T wear anything that is made of an animal. And her clothes to do not make her a good role model, and she is a rip off. I'm sorry to say it to you Araiators but it's the truth.
When I listen to ariana grande I feel like I'm above the clouds. She is always smiling, cute and happy person and she is beautiful without being skinny or doing stupid things like many celebrities. She has an amazing voice and her acting career is huge too. She is really pretty and she does not do drugs which is great. She teaches little k
She's insanely talented, she has a unique style and she's a genuine person. If you watch her interviews on YouTube you see what kind of person she is. She is always willing to answer to her fans questions, loving, passionate about what she's doing and the sweetest person ever.
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!
Demi should be number 1! She is the best role model I personally and many many other people I know could ask for. She has shared her journey and her struggles with the world and has previously overcome issues that many have faced and spoke out openly about them to the whole world. Yes, she relapsed in July, yes she overdosed. But, if anyone uses that to argue she isn't a good role model, then that's a very invalid point. She may have fallen, but everyone falls in life and if anything it shows that everyone, even celebrities that you know and love, make mistakes and behind closed doors, you do not know what is going on in people's lives. After her overdose, she has stayed strong and is over 3 months clean now, which is incredible. Alongside her strength to be honest with the public, Demi has donated to charities and done advocacy work to raise awareness of bullying and also tried incredibly hard to change the stigma around mental health, by not only raising awareness for it, but ...more
Well I think demi is a good role model personally, though other might not think that there is a lot of her music that has helped me, Because of her I'm a better person and I'm also alive because of her. I look up to her in a lot of ways, not that I want to be her but, I want to be like her.
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!
I feel like he touches each of his fans/listeners personally with whatever issue they're dealing with with at least one of his songs... He should definitely be up in this list... Although Eminem is super controversial, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion to everything in life, he has changed many lives positively (and negatively, partially if you take some cases into consideration), but he still perseveres no matter how much hate he receives, including death threats and demotivating acts against him and that is a characteristic that everyone needs! He is definitely someone to look up to for many more characteristics that I have not mentioned...
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.
Not quite a completely good role model, but my appreciation for him is that he a Will Smith are the only two people left rapping that are not rapping about, MONEY,MONEY,MONEY,...bling, cars, sex, and Eminem raps about what he went through in life, his relationship with his mother, daughter, brother, and ex-wives...what rappers like 2Pac wanted rap to really be about...funny it's a white guy who is truly embodying what rapping was meant to be all about...Drake, Lil Wayne, Jayz, and all the blacks, have loss their way...
He hs overcome so much in his life and made an amazing career out of it, he loves his daughters too, and doesn't care about the media.
Teaches us about jailing climate change deniers!
Biggest Supporter of free speech in the US, kudos to this guy.
You taught us science when the teachers were too lazy. Thank you.
He is NOT a science guy! How is he a good role model?
Great to go to for information about science.
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 that she's a person that people look up to (either you're a lesbian or not, but escpecially when you're a lesbian). She proved people that she can be big and respectful and she can make her dreams come true. She shows LGBT people that it does get better.
A wonderful person inside and out. Selfless, Good sense of humor, and she is extremely brave. I can't believe pop stars are possibly good role models? I am losing faith in humanity.
Ellen DeGeneres is an outstanding, inspirational and spirit filled person. I love her and these reasons were very convincing and wonderful to say about someone.
He is by far the most hard working athlete. For example, when he was younger, he was kicked out of the basketball team. He started to try harder. Furthermore, when he got to the NBA he still appreciates his coach for kicking him out of the team. Only because he is now in the position he always wanted to be in. Therefore, I believe he should be part of this list.
He was rejected by his school basketball coach for being too short. Now he's the greatest player of basketball in the world.
He has his own charity and donates to many others even after retirement.
He is really down to earth guy and a great basketball player. (better than LeBron james)
He is not a jerk
Even if he didn't develop the theory of relativity would still be regarded as one of the greatest scientists ever. In fact his Nobel Prize in physics was not awarded for relativity at all.
He's one of the best scientists ever to exists. He's a good role model for kids since he had a big contribution in science.
The best scientist of all time.
What is he doing at 185?
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!
I guess she is a great role model. For me. According to me she must be number one role model. She is a great role model for today's young generation.
I love Katy she's so nice and beautiful and such a good singer. I've learned every word of every song that she sings, she's just amazing!
Katy perry is unique and is proud to be like that which tells kids that it's ok to be different.
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.
Work hard, study hard, Dr. Ben Carson became one of the greatest surgeons of all time, and saved countless lives. Nobody could be a better role model for kids or adults.
Ben Carson is not a good role model. He always says crazy things because of his religious beliefs. Don't let your religion take control of your mind.
Proof positive that no matter what hand you are dealt, you can rise above it and go on to achieve virtually anything.
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 underwood is a great personand deserves good, she is a caring mother and a great singer. I've loved her for most of my life, sure she fell down the stairs and had to get surgery but she didn't hit her head hard enought to turn on us! love you carrie!
Carrie Underwood is an amazing role model for young people because she is very humble and true to herself.
Carrie proves to young girls that hard work really pays off. She's so humble and sweet!
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 ghostwriters 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.
He is a great president, well as good as he can be since he has a senate full of republicans who undermines whatever good he is trying to do. I bet all of you who is saying he is not a good role model are either, racist towards blacks, Arabs (because he has a Muslim name), republicans, or ignorant as hell... So Bush was better then, someone who went to war with every country he could so that his friends who supplies the military with weapons and most probably funded his campaign would make money. Bush Senior same ...picking fights around the world to put money in the pockets of the weapon suppliers...Plus America is not a super power, they owe the real super power lots and lots of money...China...and stop acting like the world police when you can't put order in your own backyard.
Let's take a moment to think about all of the most successful people in the world. Ok, how many of them are completely conservative? Maybe two or three, but almost all celebrities and well-known, non politicians are liberal. New York, L.A., Miami, most of the United States' most famous and important cities are mainly democratic. Does that not say something about the world?! It makes me so angry when uneducated people say such horrible things about a person like Barack Obama. Would you rather have Jeb Bush as president? When J. Bush was asked which woman he would put on the dollar bill he said 'Margaret Thatcher"! She's not even from the U.S.! She was a BRITISH prime minister! The lack of intellect here is incredible. I personally find Barack Obama to be an amazing role model, and I hope that someday that people won't disguise their racist views behind a facade of 'it's not that he's black, he's just a liar'.
Your post is extreme. It simply shows your true agenda which is to defame the character of the president and to make sure that readers know that you think the word "liberal" is a dirty word. People are not flawless, not even role models, and certainly not presidents. But, to compare Obama to Hitler? Honestly, what an ignorant and childish thing to say. Shame on you! Barack Obama is as good of a role model as any president in modern history. You simply cannot deny this fact. Becoming the first African-American president does not automatically make him a good president, good person, or good role model. However... he is a good role model and family man... who does happen to be the first African-American president of the U.S. This is an undeniably remarkable accomplishment and it should be celebrated whether you agree with him politically or not. And as for children... your wish to deny children their potential to accomplish anything they want to is contemptible. There are far too many ...more
He led us to victory and beat the Germans!
Scissors beat paper.
What?! Michael Jackson is a terrible role model! He teaches insecurity (he changed his looks because he didn't like the way he looked) he also teaches it's not cool to grow up and everyone should want to be like peter pan and never grow up.
Michael Jackson is a very good role model, whoever said he stinks they are wrong. He did a lot of great things for his fans, his family, and really he did a lot of good stuff to the world to.
You mean Wacko Jacko. Call HIM a role model? If yes you're about as wacko as he was.
Great singer and he is the king of pop!
Why is taylor swift number one? So what she doesn't smoke and drink, does that make her perfect? All she does is date guys to write songs and break their hearts. MLK showed us that we could become a country of freedom, and we did. taylor swift wrote stupid songs.
MLK stands out in this list because he had the biggest influence on society. I would pick him as my role model for sure. Personally, however, my role model is either Winston Churchill or Kurt Hahn.
He should be some where at the top! He is one of the most inspirational people in the world! He helped stop slavery!
Martin Luther King is one of the most influential speakers known to man, he is a perfect role model due to his determantion to never quit...
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.
This isn't even for kids, waving your butt at the crowd, being a sex symbol and loving sex is good for kids.
Her music makes my ears bleed! But yeah, ok she's a FINE role model. But whats she doing all the way up here?
Take a look at the picture...would you like your daughter to dress like that? I would not like mine to.
I just want to say, if you like Shakira, READ MY COMMENT! Did you know Shakira was in the school choir! But one day her music teacher told her she sounded like a goat and she got expelled from the choir! Then she started helping people who are homeless or starving and said 'When I grow up and become an artist I will help all those people who are starving and homeless.' And she did. Artists don't have to be good singers to be role models. It's the things they do. I don't actually really like Shakira's voice but I feel so inspired by her now. Now I want to say, HA HA HA! Silly music teacher! Look at Shakira now! HA!
She is a real person, she's not putting a face on for a record or a cd. She's pretty much true to herself and her music influences.
Shakira is a great role model she inspires kids to be good In school she is very nice and kind to her fans in my opinon she is the best role model. She is very appropriate for all ages and has a general audience
Laugh out loud Her above Gogeta? She is a horrible role model.