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How to respectfully inspire your child to show respect

How to respectfully inspire your child to show respect

We all want to be respected, don’t we, the difficulty lies in that when emotions flare, respect seems to pick up and walk straight out the door.   So as the parent what do you need to stop doing to start getting your child to act respectfully?   1.   Stop yelling at your child You have undoubtedly heard this before, you know you should not yell, you want to talk to your children, but somehow they keep pushing your buttons and you react rather than respond the way you want to.   As a person, you have always been able ...

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7 ways to teach boys to respect women & girls

7 ways to teach boys to respect women & girls

Before my son was born, I didn’t think it was my problem to raise good men. I’d been working with raped and battered women as a women’s rights advocate for many years, and had seen my share of sexist atrocities by men-gone-wrong. My aim was to get justice for women – even though I always understood that the only solution is to prevent the violence in the first place. But until such time as women and men have financial, social, economic and political equality, how could this be possible? I always imagined that men become assholes because either men have ...

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Earning my teenagers respect

Earning my teenagers respect

Respect is something earned and it is certainly not automatically given.  Earning respect takes time and develops when you display congruency in both your actions and your words.   Struggling to earn your child’s respect, you might need to change how you are connecting with your child.  Try these simple tips to get you started. 1.     Children mimic what they see Recently I went to Disney on Ice.  The venue car park was full and staff were turning cars away in their droves.  I was flabbergasted how many people were abusing these hard working individuals whilst their children looked on. ...

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Nurturing your daughter’s self-esteem – how you can help?

Nurturing your daughter’s self-esteem – how you can help?

“There are only two lasting bequests, we can give our children. One is roots, the other wings.” Hodding Carter In recent years the words “self confidence” and “self esteem” and “self belief” seem to have become very fashionable and “buzz” words and as parents we are forever being told about how we must nurture and not harm our daughter’s self esteem – but how do we go about it?   1.  What is Self Esteem? Self-esteem is how you rate yourself deep down. It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. It is not the ...

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