Your mission this month will strengthen the foundations of good communication in your family and lead to more responsible, respectful kids.
You mission: Rediscover respect.
Why Rediscover Respect?
Respect is something we tend to understand in it’s absence – noticing when someone has been disrespectful to us. However, it can be tricky to explain exactly what it means to be respectful. We learn the basics of respect as children by imitating adults, and then our concept of respect is shaped by our culture and experiences.
Over the next few weeks I’ll help you take a fresh look at the concept of respect. You’ll gain clarity around what it means for your family, and learn a couple more tools for encouraging it. We start by exploring the concept of respect because with more clarity on the subject, it’s easier for everyone to be respectful.
If you take on this mission, I hope that over the next few weeks you talk about and think about respect from at least two different angles:
- How are we respectful to others? (And how do we demonstrate and teach this to our kids?)
- How do you respect yourself? (And again, how do we demonstrate and teach self respect to our kids?)
To help you and your kids to get started on this conversation and increase your understanding of what you mean by “respect” I have a free download below. Go download it and print it today. It includes one sheet with ideas and conversation starters about respect. On the second page you’ll see spaces to journal about your own parenting journey.
Then make sure you’re signed up for the Bounceback Parenting Email list (sign up is at the footer of this blog). I’ll be releasing articles over the next few weeks on simple ways to teach respect, what it means to model respect, and why kids seem to struggle more with being respectful at home than when they’re out and about. Join the Bounceback Parenting League in Rediscovering Respect!
YOUR MISSION: Rediscover Respect
PS – Are you in the Bouceback Parenting League on Facebook? We talk about these missions in that group. It’s free and it’s private – only people approved by me are let in and only they can see what’s posted there.