Why do kids pick movies stars &sports players for heros?

United States
March 5, 2007 10:52pm CST
What happened to teachers, mom and dad? Big brothers or sisters? Grandparents, aunts, uncles, pastors? i see stars when I hear of the salaries these people are making. Then when you think about Service mean and women, policemen and women and Firefighter I want to cry. After 911 you would think young people would have a deeper respect for the first responders.
8 responses
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
Your kids maybe babbling about their favorite stars whether they be from the movies or sports. But if you will explore deeper, the number one hero is either the mother or the father and, this is usually followed by the teacher who is good to them. They emulate those moviestars who figure very well as the protagonist because, they are hoping they could be one like that in the future. Always doing the right thing in times of need and crisis. As for the sports heroes, who will not be taken in awe once you see those bodies move in the field and come out victorious against all the odds? Take the kids for what they are, they are easily impressed by the heroics they see. Always remember though that, the parents and everyone with them in the house, has the most influence in a child's life.
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
I agree with you trinidadvelasco. I was worried too that my kids were having not too good role models but when I had the chance to talk to them about this, I realized they were just hoping to be like them because they get easily impressed by their heroics but in truth, their real life heroes are closer to home, like their dad.
@colega17 (312)
• Romania
7 Mar 07
I think they pick them because they seem to be perfect . . . Kids think that stars have no worries , they are rich and famous and that's all . They want this too . . . but later they will realize that not only money and fame are important . They will see the real world that they live in and they will be a little disappointed . . .
• United States
6 Mar 07
i pick them for heros because of what they accomplished and i see them and i see i want to be just like them one day
• United States
6 Mar 07
i pick them for heros because of what they accomplished and i see them and i see i want to be just like them one day
6 Mar 07
Heck, when I was a kid my hero was Neil Armstong, even though he fluffed his lines! He was meant to say "One small step for *A* man, One giant leap for mankind". I'd say me hero now is Sir Tim Berners-Lee. If it weren't for him, you probably wouldn't be reading this now! (PS: He invented the Internet)
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I think it depends on the homelife of the individual child really...I mean my kids have me, my husband, their cousin, their aunt and uncle all as their heroes and in fact I dont think either of my kids has picked someone famous as a heroe now that I think of it...I have neices and nephews who also have family members (including me which is so flattering LOL) as their heroes......I also find that as kids get older they steer away from the famous idol thing because they begin to see life more realistically ya know...like when my son was a tot Batman was his hero in the worst way...but he was also only 3-4 yrs old LOL...now that he's a teen he sees life differently compared to then
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
6 Mar 07
That is what the kids are more exposed to these days. Both parents working and teachers not in a real position of authority anymore. Families are smaller and parents are not home to teach about unity and family ties. Our society is changing and not in very many good ways. Not many people are willing to see it and not enough to do anything about it. Sure will be intersting to see how all this turns out.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Mar 07
yeah it sure seems that way to me too. When i was younger i use to want to be a teacher when I was younger and honered the work that they did.