Today we are going to discuss a very important thing we must do with our children and that is show them respect.
Children need to feel our respect.
They need to know we respect them as people. We, as parents, should respect our children as people. Even though they are children, they are also still human beings. They have the need and desire to be respected.
There are two reasons that it is very important that we, as parents, show them respect.
First of all, it is important for a child to learn to respect others. Children do this by seeing us do it with them. But it is also important that our children respect us.
Many, many times parents tell me they do not have respect for their children or teens. Very often the reason is because they do not show their children or teens respect.
When you show respect to another human being, he or she is almost compelled to return that respect to you. They show you respect also in high regard.
This a very important point to remember.
So if you are having trouble respecting your child, if you show your child respect and show that you value him as a person, he will treat you in kind. This will also improve your relationship together.
Your child will also feel better about themselves. They will feel better about you, and this also improves the relationship.
In closing, it is very important that you show your child respect.
This is Dr. Anthony Kane with the Complete Connection Parenting Program.
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