Way to often we tend to believe that athletes and entertainers are role models for our children. How wrong that belief is. Nearly everyday, we see the faultiness of such reasoning, how much more do famous athletes disappoint us, to the point that they themselves will be quick to point out that it is asking too much of them to hold them to a high standard of behavior and leave them be.
All to often I hear parents ask what do I say to my kid now, he looks up to …why would you encourage your children to look at anyone other than yourself as a role model assuming you are not abusing or mistreating your child? Yes we all have athletes we admire, I do too. But not to the point that I become lost when an athlete or entertainer does something that is embarrassing. There has to be a sense of balance when it comes sports and entertainment, if you are a parent you are your child’s role model …not Blake Griffin, Not Alex Rodriquez, Not Tom Brady , not Lance Armstrong, not Tiger Woods, Not Michael Jordan, not anyone else …Just you.