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Do some parents who never instilled respect when the children are growing up expect for them to reach the teen hood and have the respect they were never taught?


Asked by older at 2:10 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • excellent point and a great question!!! i have no idea.

    Answer by san78 at 2:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • NO idea...

    and just remember- respect goes both ways too!

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 2:41 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • charlot, you are right, it does goes both ways, but I see so many posts in here about disrespectful teens and I also have friends who never had the time to discipline or teach their children anything about respect and good behavior and such , then they are bewildered when the kid turns into a teen and is super disrespectful. Kids learn by example and trial and error, but you got to have someone correcting those.......

    Comment by older (original poster) at 2:45 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • I think respect should be taught early on so that it can be instilled in the child as he/she grows up. Otherwise don't expect a child to do something he/she wasn't taught

    Answer by MommaNay156 at 3:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Respect and manners should be taught early on.

    Answer by jilligan362 at 3:35 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • NO, and most likely the parent was never taught respect before them. . You learn from what your taught so some where along the way hopefully there's a S/O in a marriage who does have sense to teach it, and outway the poor one who doesn't. You need to start when kids are young, and be constant on teaching them until you see they GET IT .

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 4:10 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • If a child/teen is disrespectful, it's most likely the parents are that way. respect and manners are learned (or not) at home. And it's not something that can just be "taught". It has to be a way of living for our kids to grow into respectable adults. It should be a part of your child's life from day one. If YOU say please and thank you, your child will learn it and use it, for example. My family has always been big on respect, so naturally, i am proud of my son when i hear from his teachers how polite and thoughtful he is. Since it's a way of life in our house, he demonstrates it away from home too, becasue it's engrained in his lifestyle.

    Answer by boobarandbell at 4:35 PM on Feb. 22, 2011