How To Teach Your Kids Respect
Wondering how to teach your kids respect? We've got the three strategies you need to raise a considerate kid.
Define Respect. Ensure that your kids know that their tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions can also be disrespectful. Discourage these signs of disrespect the same as you would inappropriate language and remarks.
Provide Good Examples. You and mom are the most important examples, but your children's friends also have a great impact. Steer your children toward friendships with children who exhibit respectful behavior. Point out respectful, considerate behavior in others that they admire.
Look for Teachable Moments. When your child is disrespectful, follow through with discipline - you need to correct the behavior - but take the opportunity to explain to your child why her actions were disrespectful. Ask her how she thinks she could act differently next time. And, don't forget to reward good, respectful behavior with a kind word and a nod of approval.