As your children venture out and experience the world around them, several influencing factors help shape them into the person they will eventually become. Thankfully, parents still sit at the top of the list of the important and powerful role models in a child’s life. As a parent, you have a few key advantages that other role models and environmental factors do not have. Young children mimic what they see. Mimicry is part of how children master certain skills. If your child sees you doing something or acting a certain way, he/she is bound to try to do the same. For instance, if they see you eating healthy foods,