Role Model

Actor Javier Calvo inspires a generation of young people. Just don't call him a role model.
The presidential hopeful said Hillary Clinton can still be a role model even if her husband is not.
"If being an utterly dishonest, proudly ignorant, off the charts narcissistic bully is a role model for men, then sure, Donald Trump is a role model."
Sorry to be blunt, but this needs to be said.
Does your child say they are bored when they are left alone to play? Certainly, kids need to learn to play with other kids to learn social skills, sharing, and the pleasure of being with other children. But there are huge gains for a child learning to be happy by entertaining themselves such as becoming independent learners and creators and feeling self-sufficient.
When it comes to parenting frustrations, nothing beats the challenges of setting screen limits, picking appropriate media, and figuring out Snapchat. We're raising "digital natives" but we're supposed to be the experts? Actually, no. It turns out, the most effective way to help your kid have a healthy relationship to media is by being their media mentor.
What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.
I want to show them how to curl up on the carpet in an extraordinarily sunny spot after dinner and play and create, but I need them to witness that sometimes, when you're a big person, we get our work done first.
"I am black and I am [Persian] and I will always rep that."
Muslims are't at risk of anything when they say "I believe in Jesus." However, if someone says "I'm a Christian and I believe in Muhammad as a prophet," people might start to question one's credibility as a self-professed Christian.
A few lessons from my adopted grandmother: 'If you get invited, go. If you stop going, you will stop being included.' And the most important thing to do after you turn 80? 'Put your feet on the floor and get out of bed.'
Before you can get into any specifics around money or saving, you need to simply start the conversation. Introduce your kids to spending and savings practices by showing them how you make financial decisions and use math everywhere.
How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?
From making her first dress at 9 years old to getting kicked out of a strict Amish community and paving her way in the fashion industry, 'Breaking Amish' and 'Return to Amish' reality star Kate Stoltz has proven that she has a strong will to succeed.
While parenting is big, important work, that doesn't mean that it has to be a "mysterious" or "complicated" process. Live these "simple truths" as consistently as you can, and you -- and your kids -- are likely to be on the right track.
For many years after my children were born, I feared becoming "him," my biological father. I focused on not being "him" and while doing it, I ignored the obvious -- that I did have a great father figure in my childhood.
We see you doing those hard things, those honoring things, those I-love-you things, even though it's not easy, just so they'll feel your love and not just hear of it.
What I hope for you most of all is that by the time you are a mom, we have all moved to a place where moms and dads both have the support they need to make the decision that is best for their families.
As National Women's Month comes to an end, I am reminded of the importance of mentoring young women and helping them find their voice. Women are speaking up for themselves and their worth, and it is important that we empower young women to do the same.