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Children See, Children Do

This “Children See, Children Do” public service announcement (commercial) shows young children following adults and directly imitating their behaviors. Situations include talking on cell phones, smoking, demonstrating road rage, yelling, verbal abusing a baby, and physically abusing a woman.

The final scene shows a child imitating helping behaviors. In addition to parental models, who else might serve as a model for children?

As a parent, we often recognize some of the negative behavior in our kids when it is far too late to make a correction. It can be the way we speak with our spouse or others. Or, it can be a physical habit or behavior that we wished our kids never had to endure.

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