For most Delhi students, parents are role models
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 21:09
New Delhi: Contrary to popular belief, parents are the biggest role models for children in Delhi, a latest study among school students in the capital has shown.

Nearly 30 per cent of the children look upto their parents as role models, followed by teachers, freedom fighters and old political leaders at 13 per cent each.

Not surprisingly though, as low as two per cent have new political leaders as their role models.

The study was conducted among students belonging to the ninth and eleventh standards from prominent schools here.

"We may feel that our children do not listen to us but for a large number of adolescents it is from parents that they learn how to be, behave, feel and respond.

"Thus it is essential that as parents we display those behaviours and feelings that we expect of our children as what they see is what they learn and by modelling the right behaviours, we can encourage the inculcation of the right behaviours," Dr Sameer Parikh, who was a part of the exercise said.

Teachers follow with 13 per cent students indicating that they view them as their role models. This places a significant onus of responsibility upon the educators to demonstrate the appropriate character and help in the overall growth and development of the children, he said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 21:09

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