Where is your child learning respect? Is it at school or is it at home – or both. Respect, I believe begins at home. If we want our children to be respectful, we have to be. But what does that ‘respect’ look like?
Respect is about calling each other by our proper names/nick names/real names if they don’t offend – Mum, Dad, John, Jill, Mumsy, Poppa. It is talking to each other instead of shouting, asking others if you can use/have something of theirs, it is talking nicely to each other, making time and thinking about other’s needs.
We need to model that behaviour and teach our children ‘to do as we do’. We have to live our values and if one of those is respect, then we’ve got to behave respectfully.
How do you model ‘respect’ in your household?