Children develop a role model early in their developmental years and they try to become like them if that person is constantly influencing them. In the case of most kids the role model is their parent, either the mother or the father.
Many times when adults are interviewed they are often heard saying they would like to be like their father or mother and they appreciate certain qualities.
Children learn to develop affinity to certain qualities and immediately identify them in people. Since parents or teachers are the closest people who interact with them on a daily basis they are most likely to develop role models out of them. The importance of role model in psychology is tremendous because it identifies the type of person and also the way they think.
Children’s psychology is very difficult to understand and most of the times psychiatrists find it very difficult to get through to them and know what is going on with them. At an early stage children are not completely emotional and they do not understand the value of counseling so that they could cooperate. It can be very difficult to get them to do what the child psychiatrist wants them to do. A psychiatrist can find out who the role model for the child is and using them or their characteristic they can easily build on the case. Not all children have role models at the same time but in such children over confidence and superiority complex could clearly be the problem.
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