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Want Respectful Kids? Do This One Thing

May 17, 2017 / General     

There’s no doubt about it: Everyone wants respectful kids. But more often than not, children’s attitudes and behaviors are far from respectful. To combat this, here are 3 ways to train your children to be respectful. First, understand the problem. Focus on how your child treats you—with both their words and their attitude—instead of getting sidetracked by the specific incident at hand. Second, come up with a plan. Instead of relying on your anger or hurt, allow reason and love to dictate your parenting. Finally, be patient. Patterns take time to adjust. So be consistent and patient with your child. Keep in mind that though training your child to be respectful can be difficult, it’s always worth it.

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