Our Target: For our kids to grow into respectful adults we have to teach them what respect means. Let’s work on talking to our kids more about treating themselves, their friends, classmates, and other people in ways that will be appreciated. If we focus on helping our kids be respectful, they will earn the trust of others and will become repectable.

Team Up! Try these simple ideas to help your child want to talk.

JUST ASK: Your child has been told to respect their teacher and you tell them that they need to respect you all the time. Does your child know what that means? Ask your child to explain to you what they think respect means. Let them finish trying to find the words and talk it out, then continue talking about how we all need to respect ourselves and others.