Does anybody know a nearly 3 yr old who knows what respect is? Well here's how I generated this question. DHs family babysits my son who's going to be 3 March 31st. Well they claim he doesn't respects anybody. When he's cranky he tries to hit others, for that I explain what he did wrong and put him in time out. He doesn't listen to others half of the time, and according to them doesn't comply with time out ( I usually put him back if he tries to get out) . Well I think its unrealistic to expect a nearly 3 yr old to respect, he is being taught how to behave. Now are they right or wrong to expect him to quote on quote learn how to respect soon?