Top 10 Best Role Models for Kids
According To The Christian Bible, Jesus' purpose on Earth was redemption and salvation. While He was on Earth he healed the sick, brought the dead back... read more
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. He 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, including prostitutes and criminals! Whether you believe he existed or not, he is still an amazing role model - even Gandhi said, "I love your Jesus." Yes, I know he wasn't even Christian, but 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. What's 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!
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 bear 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.
She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing personal songs and for having won 11 Grammys. 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 a country music career. She... read more
Taylor is a great role model for kids and adults. She is kind and thoughtful towards her fans and family. She also teaches little kids to stand up to bullies. Not only does she say that, but she puts it into one of her songs, "Mean". Taylor is my role model for many reasons, including how she dresses age appropriately, which is a good example for her younger fans. I love the way she always stays true to herself in her videos. She is not afraid to show her fans her inner self, and that is why her music makes me so happy. The best thing a role model could do for her fans is to surprise them, and Taylor does that. She even surprises her fans who are in the hospital, which is why she is such a good role model for anyone, whether they are kids, teens, or adults.
Alright, people, let's 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 let's 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 find it really unfair that she's 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 let's 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 these are just straight-up facts. Taylor has the most fans out of any of the real celebrities here (not saying that Demi or Ariana aren't good, let's not put any opinions out here) and that is why she is number one here. She stands up for what is right and saying that she is a player who plays with guys' hearts just to get a song out of them is just absurd.
Get your facts straight before you post something. She is NOT just all in for the money. Not everyone is like that. Accept that not everyone is horrible and I mean, that must be the reality if around 80% of the people who read this comment agree with me.
So either you say the truth and stop talking trash about other people, or you don't post anything. Be nice, that's all anyone is asking for. Have your opinions, but keep them to yourself if you aren't going to share them respectively.
Many caring parents who love their children take them to see Jackie Evancho. Jackie loves children and 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.
No other candidate in this poll comes close to Jackie Evancho. For those unfamiliar, I recommend visiting her Wikipedia page to understand her inspiring journey and role-model status. To those who are aware of Jackie, this is undoubtedly a clear choice.
Jackie Evancho is a great role model for anyone of any age: work hard, be kind to animals, be loyal to family and friends, be humble, be grateful, be charitable, be joyous in everything you do.
Emma is an inspiration to us all. She became one of the most successful young actresses, graduated with honors from an Ivy League university, and became a UN ambassador, all by the age of twenty-four. Emma excels at overcoming negativity and criticism, striving to surpass expectations. She's a remarkable person who passionately advocates for her beliefs.
She is very beautiful. Her portrayal of characters is commendable. I believe she can also be a role model for teenagers. Moreover, her education at a prestigious university is impressive. She excels academically and professionally. She effectively balances multiple aspects of her life.
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.
Everyone in this section seems to misunderstand Steve Jobs. He significantly shaped the technology world. Despite being an adopted child with adoptive parents who were not wealthy, he created many successful products. Steve battled pancreatic cancer twice and ultimately succumbed to it. However, during his first bout with the disease, he continued to innovate. Steve Jobs is an exemplary role model due to his perseverance and team-oriented approach.
He was a remarkable businessman often credited for Steve Wozniak's inventions. His journey from a hippie to a successful entrepreneur who sometimes overshadowed his colleague's contributions raises questions about his suitability as a role model for children.
Although his inventions are not as good as the Android system, Steve Jobs is still a good role model.
When I listen to Ariana Grande, I feel uplifted. She radiates positivity, always appearing happy and cheerful. Her beauty isn't defined by her physique, and she avoids negative celebrity behaviors. Her exceptional vocal talent and significant acting career are commendable. She's attractive and abstains from drugs, setting a positive example. She teaches little children...
She's incredibly talented, with a unique style and genuine personality. Her interviews on YouTube reveal her true character. She's always responsive to her fans, loving, passionate about her work, and extremely kind.
I adore Ariana Grande. She's kind and sweet, and I admire her greatly (in a respectful way). Her voice is exceptional. She, along with Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, and Taylor Swift, share a common trait - confidence in their voices and self-belief, which is an aspiration for every star.
She has overcome many tough situations: divorce, being poor while 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 publishers, and yet still persevering 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 is that not a role model?
And Barack Obama is only a role model to American kids.
Please USA, show 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 a significant impact on others' lives and 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 a 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, and she is a regular person. She doesn't pretend to be a 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, 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. There are just so many things children and adults of all ages can learn from her.
Why is Taylor Swift number one? So what if 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 somewhere at the top! He is one of the most inspirational people in the world! He helped stop slavery!
Demi is an amazing role model for teenagers, especially those who go through difficult situations and bullying! She has even written a book to help people 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 has advised her fans to spend some time with the things they love to feel better and forget their darkest moments.
Demi should be number 1! She is the best role model I personally, and many other people I know, could ask for. She has shared her journey and struggles with the world and has previously overcome issues that many have faced. She has spoken openly about them to the whole world.
Yes, she relapsed in July, and 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. Behind closed doors, you do not know what is going on in people's lives.
After her overdose, she has stayed strong and is now over 3 months clean, 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.
She has also tried incredibly hard to change the stigma around mental health by not only raising awareness for it but also setting up talks for those who need it. She co-owns a treatment center and attends talks to tell her fans about the center, reminding them they are not alone and that she is there for them.
She also teaches that music can be a great outlet for emotions and that starting off as a little girl with an incredible voice but no upper hand in the industry doesn't mean you can't make it big one day. She is the best role model I could ever ask for, and I believe she should make it to the top of this list.
She isn't afraid to reveal her story to try and change the world we live in. She also isn't scared to be body positive and speak her mind by being confident and teaching that being confident shouldn't come with shame.
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 things for the world too.
Great singer, and he is the king of pop!
He is funny and a great actor.
He is not a jerk.
I feel like he personally touches each of his fans or listeners with at least one of his songs, regardless of the issue they're dealing with. He should definitely be up on this list. Although Eminem is super controversial, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion on everything in life, he has positively (and negatively, partially if you consider some cases) changed many lives. Yet, he perseveres no matter how much hate he receives, including death threats and demotivating acts against him. This characteristic is one 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 on this list. He has been through so much and he still managed to be on top and prove to people that he can really make it. He came from a black neighborhood, getting bullied every day 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 will always be my biggest role model.
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 from cancer!
A wonderful person inside and out. Selfless, with a 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 arguably the most hardworking athlete. As a young player, he was removed from his basketball team, which only fueled his determination. His gratitude towards his coach for this tough love reflects in his NBA success. Therefore, I firmly believe he deserves a spot on this list.
He was rejected by his high 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.
Even if he didn't develop the theory of relativity, he 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 failed at school as a child but turned out to be one of the most brilliant people to this day. He teaches children that a little determination can make a big difference!
He's one of the best scientists ever to exist. He's a good role model for kids since he had a big contribution to science.
She is also is one of the best-selling artists of all time. She won 4 Guinness World Records, 5 MTV Awards, 5 American Music Awards, 16'ASCAP Pop Music... read more
I personally think that Katy Perry is absolutely amazing. She is such a good person. She showed that it's 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 the 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!
She is a great role model because she is talented as a singer and as a musician, and she could inspire kids to start taking vocal lessons or learning an instrument.
Carrie Underwood is a great person and 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 enough 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.
He led us to victory and beat the Germans!
He was a great person with many virtues and knew what a real man should be.
How is he below Ariana "Donut" Grande, Barack "ObamaCare", and Beyon"shakemybutt"? He is dead, but he is the first man on the moon.
He was on the moon.
Ben Carson started life at the bottom of his class, where everyone called him "Dummy." His father abandoned Ben's family, and his mother was illiterate. They were extremely poor. Ben also had a terrible temper.
However, his mom got her kids to turn off the TV and begin reading. They had to give her book reports, which opened up their world and turned their life around.
Ben rose to the top of his class and 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.
Proof positive that no matter what hand you are dealt, you can rise above it and go on to achieve virtually anything.
He is not perfect, but he is a good role model. To say that he has not accomplished more than the 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!
He was a great president, as good as he could be considering he had a senate full of Republicans who undermined whatever good he was trying to do. I bet all of you who are saying he is not a good role model are either racist towards blacks, Arabs (because he has a Muslim name), Republicans, or ignorant. So Bush was better then, someone who went to war with every country he could so that his friends who supplied the military with weapons and most probably funded his campaign would make money. Bush Senior did the same, picking fights around the world to put money in the pockets of weapon suppliers. Plus, America is not a superpower. They owe the real superpower, China, lots and lots of money. And stop acting like the world police when you can't put order in your own backyard.
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!
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 opinion, she is the best role model. She is very appropriate for all ages and has a general audience.
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.