I remember my first days of teaching Kindergarten, vividly. Coming from a strong experience teaching PreKindergarten, I knew that I had an understanding about teaching phonics and letter sounds, but questioned in my mind, how I would teach Kindergarteners to actually pick up a book and read independently. I have learned through my experience, it is possible to teach all of the components of reading instruction in small blocks of time throughout the day and the week. It is best to create small increments of reading instruction with time for independent reading and writing.
While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful. From birth, kids learn to manipulate their world to get their needs met—this is natural.
Your job is to teach him to be able to function in the world. This means teaching him to behave respectfully to others, not just you. People wonder why kids have gotten so much more disrespectful these days—we see children and teens arguing with adults or ignoring them outrightusing foul language, copping an attitude, and not using manners or respecting those in authority.
Sadly, this has become the norm for many children and teens. In my opinion, it really is a different world right now than the one we grew up in. YouTube, movies, music, and video games all seem to glorify a disrespectful, angry, rude way of dealing with others.
This means that in some ways we have to work harder as parents to teach our kids to be respectful.
Added to this is the fact that parents are also busier than ever before, which makes it much harder to respond immediately to our kids. Another phenomenon that has increased over time: Many parents have a hard time looking at their kids in a realistic light.
In some ways, our own parents were less defensive and more open to the fact that their kids were not perfect. This allows you to see inappropriate behavior as it happens and address it—and not make excuses or ignore it.
So how can you change the culture in your own house if disrespectful behavior is starting—or is already a way of life?
Here are 9 things you can do as a parent today to start getting respect back from your kids. Your job is to coach him to be able to function in the world.
Would I let a stranger? Also, if your child is about to enter the teen years or another potentially difficult phase think about the future. Some parents I know are already planning how they will address behavior as their ADD daughter who is now 11 becomes a teenager.
This can only help them as they move forward together as a family.
Sit down together and talk about what your bottom lines are, and then come up with a plan of action—and a list of consequences you might give—if your child breaks the rules.
It teaches your kids to respect others and acknowledge their impact on other people. When you think about it, disrespectful behavior is the opposite, negative side of being empathetic and having good manners. Be Respectful When You Correct Your Child When your child is being disrespectful, you as a parent need to correct them in a respectful manner.
Yelling and getting upset and having your own attitude in response to theirs is not helpful and often only escalates behavior. You can pull your child aside and give them a clear message, for example. One of our friends was excellent at this particular parenting skill.
He would pull his kids aside, say something quietly I usually had no idea what it wasand it usually changed their behavior immediately.
Use these incidents as teachable moments by pulling your kids aside calmly, making your expectations firm and clear, and following through with consequences if necessary. If you are setting realistic expectations and you still think there might be some acting-out behaviors that crop up, set limits beforehand.
This will not only help the behavior but in some ways will help them feel safer. At a later time, you can talk with your child about his behavior and what your expectations are. Talk About What Happened Afterward If your child is disrespectful or rude, talk about what happened later, when things are calm and how it could have been dealt with differently.
Try to stay objective.
What would I see? Even if your child is constantly exhibiting disrespectful behavior, you can begin stepping in and setting those clear limits. Kids really do want limits, even if they protest loudly—and they will.
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