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WONDERING IF MY 10 YR OLD SON WILL EVER LEARN WHAT RESPECTING AUTHORITY IS?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:53 PM on Feb. 22, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Sooner rather than later if you tighten up his privleges and keep them tight. Add a punishment for continuous rudeness. Make hiim apologize in front of you to anyone he's rude to. Don't laugh, don't negotiate.
    lfl

    Answer by lfl at 7:02 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Have you ever heard the Catholic church say "Give them (kids) to us for the first five years and we'll have them for life"? If you think about it, it's shockingly true. Not just in regards to the church, but in life in general.
    Your 10 year old son "could" learn to respect authority, but only if he's taught. At this point he's not going to suddenly just realize that he needs to have respect for authority.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • That must be how he was raised.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • This isnt something he is going to just pick up..you must demand it from him and punish accordinly when he breaks the rules. You must have a conversation with him and lay out what you expect from him. You must also lead by example..good luck
    girl_in_the_D

    Answer by girl_in_the_D at 7:27 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Not unless you teach him. You are the first figure of authority in his life, if you don't teach him to respect & obey you, he will find it unnecessary to respect other authority figures. You must discipline firmly, but fairly & with love & above all else, be consistent. He has to be taught that there are consequences for everything he does, either good consequences or bad consequences. It's a tough job, but as his parent, it's your responsibility & you'll suffer much less heartbreak in the long run. Best Wishes!

    BlessedMommy64

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 7:56 PM on Feb. 22, 2010