This post is going to be a little different. I have been thinking about this for a while now, and decided to jump right in! What am I talking about? This post, and subsequent “Something to Teach” posts will highlight things to teach to your children, grandchildren, neighborhood kiddos, or even things to teach yourself or other adults.
The first one I will cover is respect. This is something I have tried very hard to instill in my children. Are they always respectful? Nope. They’re human, like me.
The one notable exception is my ex-husband, who they call by his first name. Yes, he is all the kiddos’ biological father. However, when someone shows absolutely no respect for you, it is nearly impossible to have respect for that person; no matter how many times he demanded it, especially with abuse.
It is very hard to give respect when it is not extended to you. However, we do try. The golden rule is one of the tools I used to help with this virtue. It also helps with empathy.
Do you have trouble with respect? Maybe you grew up with the maxim to “respect your elders,” and now bristle at the thought of respect. Maybe you think someone should show you respect first? What’s your take on all this? Leave your response for me below in the comments! Have a great day!