Respect is something that we all expect from one another. It forms the building blocks of all relationships and can help your child with making friends. It’s a lesson that is taught to children through the way that we treat them and the others in our lives, putting our behaviour and principles under a microscope. But how do we raise a respectful child?
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An independent nursery in Upper East Side shares a few ways on how you can do this below.
Introduce the idea at an early age
Parents have a huge influence on their children which there is no doubt about. It is believed that it is the greatest before the ages of 7 and 8 when parents have their complete trust. Teaching children basic respect and manners at this point should be easier to do as they are less likely to rebel. As the saying goes, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, the same applies to children as it can be difficult for them to adjust to changes implemented later on in life.
Lead by example to raise a respectful child
Continuing on from the last point, the example that you set your child contributes to how they treat those around them. By being unkind to others, you communicate to them that behaving that way is acceptable. Be the best person that you can be and that will surely be followed by your children.
Respect boils down to how we make others feel. Sometimes there is no clear-cut answer but considering how someone may feel as a result can help you to act in a way that doesn’t cause offence. Something that you can teach your child by familiarising them with what different emotions look like. That might be through story books and TV, or role play for a more practical means. Use these tips and you’re sure to raise a respectful child.
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