Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Must-see viral video: Compelling 60-second video will transform your parenting

See also

A powerful new video is making its rounds this week, and I’ll admit, it’s a tough watch. The message is one we all know – Children are great imitators; what they see you and I do each day, our actions, will shape who they become. As they look upon us with their impressionable eyes, we are sculpting them, moment by moment.

But what will they become? That’s the question being asked by the Huffington Post on Wednesday. “The images are quite jarring, but they’re also a great reminder to parents to be mindful of your actions,” writes the Post.

The video is brought to us by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) – Australia’s leading advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

The video shows children mimicking the actions of their parents – smoking, littering, engaging in road rage, puking up in an alleyway, abusing animals, raging, screaming, and committing domestic abuse, both physical and verbal. All the horrible traits we hope our children will be impervious to.

They're not.

It’s a gripping and undeniable reminder that our kids are receiving constant on-the-job training, as it were. And it invokes an immediate need to perform some serious self-inspection if we think that our kids are immune to such things.

The video closes with a scene of a parent and child assisting someone – a cue to us that the opposite is true as well.

“NAPCAN’s highly successful community service video which has been viewed over 10,000,000 times on YouTube across a number of NAPCAN and partners accounts,” says

“Children see, Children do,” the video says.

Indeed. From one parent to another, please share this compelling video. Thank you kindly, dear readers.



  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • Easter Sunday 2014:  Are Target stores open or closed today?
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518060434" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Rappelling super hero window washers bring joy to hospitalized children
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517968825" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Burger chain receives flack over their depiction of Jesus holding a burger and a joint
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518196949" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!