My question is do we teach our children that some people should always be respected regardless, such as police officers and teachers? And that they should always be respected even if they may do or say things that are not good sometimes?
I ask this because it seems that many teens and adults simply do not treat police and teachers with the respect I think they deserve. There is always an element of attitude there.
I have taught my kids that we always respect those in authority, unless they overstep it and do something questionable. How about other moms, what do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on May. 9, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by JPsMommy605 at 10:30 PM on May. 9, 2009
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Answer by sfwilson at 9:37 PM on May. 9, 2009
Automatic. No doubt in my mind!! I'm sorry, but adults shouldn't have to explain their self to a child. Ever. Children should automatically respect their elders. At the same time, they need to be taught how to not be taken advantage of. I always taught my kids to speak up if they felt uncomfortableabout something. Otherwise, they are not to talk back to grown-ups. There's nothing I hate more than a child that thinks they are on my level and has the gall to be disrespectful to an adult, just because they can!
Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on May. 9, 2009