|amazingly respectful to their mom :)|
It becomes a matter of respect. Do your kids listen to you and follow your directions? They should!! When they choose to disobey you, they are being disrespectful. It is normal for them to test your limits, but it should also be normal for you to reinforce the behaviors you do want.
As a teacher, I have often made "Gold Coins of Respect" to explain and give to kids at school.
|Gold Coin of Respect|
The Gold Coin of Respect is just a symbol to remind kids of how to treat others, how to behave, and how to go after their own happiness.
"It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life...that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Can you teach your children to respect themselves, to respect others, and to respect the boundaries you set for them?
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