Family Values: Teaching Kids Respect

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Be Supportive

Teaching respect - mom and son on computer

Even young children deserve respect. Show your kids that you care about their feelings--by sympathizing with their needs, comforting their fears, and explaining what you're doing when it concerns them. Respecting your child means not putting him or her down or making negative statements that could become self-fulfilling prophecies. Children who grow up in supportive families are more likely to develop healthy self-respect--which encourages them to believe in their abilities and make good choices for themselves.


Family Values Poll
How do you show respect?
I try to be polite and have good manners
I don’t sass my elders
I treat others the way I’d want to be treated
I take care of the earth (I don't litter, I recycle, etc.)
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