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How can I reinforce the meaning of respect with my kids?

Lynne Kenney
Psychology
When you teach your children what respect looks like in words and actions, you’re helping them master a vital life skill. It’s time now to create a few sentences that you will actually say to your children in order to reinforce what respect means in your home. Tell your children clearly what it means to live with respect. Here’s a sampler to get you started:

“Respecting one another means we use kind words and calm behaviors.”

“Respecting our friends means listening thoughtfully to their wishes.”

“Respect means that when a schoolmate criticizes the clothing another child wears, you tell them that we all have different taste and that we should be kind to our friends by choosing not to speak if we have nothing kind to say.”

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