R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find out what it means to me...
Aretha Franklin sang about it. The element of treating the person you are in a relationship with kindly, generously and yes with respect. How do we teach this to our kids?
It starts with you and your spouse. How do you treat each other? What do they see in terms of how relationships work? Do you speak kindly to each other? Do you say thank you to him? Do you make sure he treats you with love and respect? Yeah, this is where it all starts. The kids watch and see what is placed before them...even other relationships that they may be exposed to - what are they teaching them?
Now, I talk about this because my kiddo is only just about 6, so we haven't entered the world of her own relationships, but I guess then she does, we'd talk about it. Make sure that she knows how she should be treated from that person...and how she should treat him. Which goes hand in hand with building her own confidence, right? Solidifying her inner self-esteem...oy, it all goes together, doesn't it?
How do you display respect in your relationships?