Teaching respect to children

Children are taught the basic values of life by their parents including respect for others. Here are few effective ideas to teach children about respect.

  1. Stay calm when children are being disrespectful. If you overreact at every situation, children will not understand the value of respect.

  2. Try and identify the reason for the child’s behavior. The child might be disrespectful for want of attention.

  3. Lead by example and behave yourself respectfully in the child’s presence. Kids follow and act the way elders do.

  4. Earn respect and do not demand it with force. The child will resist and not understand why you want him to behave in a certain way.

  5. Be mature and accept mistakes and apologies for them .this will teach kids about the right behavior. Saying sorry is a good way of teaching kids good behavior.

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