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How Do You Teach Your Sons Respect? Raising Sons To Respect themselves & others
How do you teach your sons respect?
I have been very blessed with the honor of raising three sons over the last 25 years. Luckily they have all grown to be very confident and respectful young men, Robert, David & Matthew. Just yesterday they were all little boys. I blinked and they are all now in college. It goes that fast.
Since the boys were very young I tried to teach them respect by respecting them. I respected them as individuals, respected their opinions (and their sides of the story) and listened to them and let them know they mattered. I always taught them to believe in themselves and to take life seriously but to never forget to have a sense of humor and to not give up their goals without a fight! They alway knew they could come to me about anything and talk to me about anything. As they got older I would not always agree with certain decisions they were making but I would offer my advise and let them know I was behind them.
I believe the most important thing a boy needs to grow into a respectful young man is his father's respect of their Mother. My son's Father sets a very good example. Although we have been apart for years we remain good "friends" because we share the bond of three wonderful sons. It is a shame that when some parents separate they involve the children. I also have shown the boys my respect for their Father and include him in every aspect of their lives. It goes without saying. How could I not have deep respect for the man who fathered three wonderful sons? It's all about mutual respect!
Love & Respect
Interesting reading on the subject.
- 10 Tips on Teaching Respect to Children: You can't get it if you don't give it! | Dr. Robyn Silverma
Quick Tips on Teaching respect to children By: Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman I remember reading an issue of Family Fun Magazine in which behavior specialist Jan
- Respect- How to teach it and how to show it
The best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begin to understand how important it is.