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Respecting Each Other - Adults and Children

Updated on March 28, 2012

When I was growing up, you had no choice, you had to respect all adults that was the way of the world back then. There were those I genuinely respected because of who they were, the way they treated others, the kindness they showed. Yet, there were those I pretended to respected because I feared the consquences I would face if I reacted differently. They were the kind of adults that weren't worthy of my respect.

Because of the feelings I harbored I wasn't the type of parent who automaticaly beleived what an adult told me in regards to my daughters behavior, I knew then and knownow, there are always two sides to every story. Everyone makes mistakes, even adults. I always gave my daughters the benefit of the doubt, if I felt they were wrong they would be talked to and if needed a punishment was decided on. If I felt the adult was wrong I let them know and as they expected my daughter to apologize to them I expected them to apologize to my daughter.

There have been even times I've had to apologize for over reacting to a situation and if I was wrong in making an assumption I had to admit that I was and apologize. As parents if we want our children to respect us, we need to be respectful of them as well.


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    • Truthforworship profile image

      Truthforworship 5 years ago from Hobe Sound, FL

      I think that when we give respect to kids that they will naturally respect us back. I think by respecting them, we are teaching them that respect is important.

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      Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Respect is vital, in parenting and in life! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this subject -- it's an important one!