Can we choose when to be example for children by Nastasha Johnson

Updated: Apr 23, 2018

Can we choose when to be example for children?

A coworker made a comment today that I found to be very broad. “You have to be an example for the children.” Whether this statement was made jokingly or in a serious manner, it made me think about the adults around me. Is there one person at any time capable of saying that they are always %100 an example for children? Maybe there is someone out there, but I can honestly say I am battling with trying to come up with someone. One thing about children or adolescents, which is what I work with, they are very resilient. I am a firm believer that we should always strive to be an example, but we have to be mindful when we make a statement as such because before anything, we are human, and humans definitely spend a lot of time wearing their feelings on their sleeves. Maybe we are having a bad day, or we just do not want to be at work that day, so we don’t carry the most positive attitudes and may even be a bit short when speaking. Maybe we did not stand up for the moment of silence on a particular day because our legs are in an excruciating amount of pain, which causes a great deal of agitation as well. No matter what, when, or why we fell short to be an example, one thing that is so in all of this is no matter what title or position we hold, we will not always get it right because the one thing that remains true is that we are human before anything else.


Nastasha Johnson is a new writer and works as a full-time teacher and part-time Therapist.  She has worked in the education field for ten years and the counseling field for three years.  Nastasha is an alumni of  Mercer University, Kaplan University, and Liberty University. 

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