Justin Bieber. You love him. You hate him. You’re probably sick of hearing some of his songs on the radio 300 times a day. Your kids still absolutely love him despite his time in the not-so-peachy limelight. You feel irresponsible as a parent because your kids are “looking up” to someone whose past is not so squeaky clean.
It’s really OK that you’re kids still love Bieber. They’re not going to be drag racing their way through the streets of Miami or throwing toilet paper at your neighbors while crazy house parties are going on. Actually no one can promise any of these things. You know why? Your kids are human. Just like Justin Bieber.
Actually Justin Bieber is a true role model in every sense of the word. Before you get to the angry commenting- let’s look at the definition of a “role model.” A role model is defined as “a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated.”
Justin -just like your kids may or may not do- made some bad decisions. He’s a human being who happens to live life in the spotlight. Thankfully, your kids probably won’t have everything they do examined under a microscope. The biggest example that we can draw from Justin Bieber’s life over the past few years is that he owned up to his mistakes. Since most of us are going to make mistakes, Justin isn’t a bad teaching tool for kids.
Not to bash Ms. Swift, but the “Bad Blood” singer is awful boring. She’s almost too good to be true most of the time. And let’s Face it, Miley Cyrus was right when she criticized the “Bad Blood” video for glorifying violence because it is pretty violent.
“What Do You Mean?” you ask. Justin Bieber is no better or no worse than most celebrities out there. If your kids like a singer or actor and they aren’t in prison, there’s probably some good that can come out of that undying celebrity love. We just need to know how to break the actions of celebrities down as teaching tools.
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