- Model: If you want your kids to do it; they must first see you do it!
- Teach: Give your child the tools needed to show you respect. When you provide them with the correct tools you raise the expectations towards success.
- Praise: As your children model your respectful behaviors and language, compliment them on the positive, respectful decisions and actions they exhibit.
- Correct: If you still see some disrespectful behaviors maintain a firm direct teaching approach. While maintaining a respectful correcting standpoint. Pick times when you see positive behaviors from another child to reinforce the importance of respectful behaviors.
- Reinforce: Remind your child they are a good kid. Let them see you remember when they do something good and when you make good decisions you are seen in that same light.
- Reward: Healthy respectful behaviors are what parents want to see from their child. These behaviors are something parents want to see their children do naturally. However it is good to connect a positive action with a positive feeling. This can be done through reward. By using intangible rewards like privileges, praise, and recognition you are reinforcing the positive behavior.
Teaching Your Child To Be Respectful This School Year
Published by Michelle Brown On August 11, 2016