Demand it. Respect is also a 2 way street, they need to be respected too. Respect is something that should be taught and demanded from the very beginning. Take EVERYTHING but their bed and clothes away, they then earn items back by being respectful to you and their father. My son is 14 and knows that I do NOT tolerate disrespect and when he is disrespectful, he knows he is in trouble. Every year, I have teachers comment on how respectful he is, to them and to other kids; espeically the underdogs.
at 10:28 AM on Oct. 16, 2010