How to Teach Your Child Respect
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So how does a parent manage to teach their children to be more respectful and appreciative? I’ve pondered this somewhat and this is what I’ve come up with:
1. Let them know that there is a difference between respect and expect, explain the differences and underscore the fact that they should not have expectations for things or events without showing respect for their parents first.
2. Explain that respect is one of those things that is mutual, and that the more one is respectful, the more respect one will receive. An all-around great deal, in my opinion.
3. Everyone deserves respect, at least from the outset. Give them the benefit of the doubt, assume that they’re worthy of respect and act accordingly. If they prove you wrong, then reevaluate your strategy.
Kids can be respectful and in turn respected. They just need to be taught.
How do you teach your kids respect? What are your tips for showing them how to earn and show respect?
Aretha Franklin – Respect