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What are Friends for? For a woman, not having friends or family for support is as bad for your health as obesity or smoking. In fact, friendships and family can help us live longer, and they can most definitely help us manage stress. Let our community help you nurture those bonds.

How to Avoid the I Want Syndrome With Your Kids

How to Avoid the “I Want” Syndrome With Your Kids

Children are such precious little beings aren't they?. They add that special something to our lives and of course we love them with all...
Raising Financially Savvy Teenagers

5 Tips for Raising Financially Savvy Teenagers

It's hard to teach teenagers something that they don't think they already know. Parents are seen as ignorant of what is important to them....
back to school blues

Back to School Blues

Do you remember when you were in school? You could hardly wait for the school year to end and summer vacation to begin. The...
work life balance at 40

Keys to Balancing Work, Life and Family at 40

Think back 20 years or so. The average family had 2 children, one parent who was the main income earner, and one home maker....
How to Slow Down

How to Slow Down and Enjoy Time with the People You...

No one will disagree that modern life can get insanely busy -- if we let it. Are we too busy though? How to Slow Down...
Taking Care of Elderly Parents

The First Steps in Taking Care of Elderly Parents

We women in our 40's and beyond are the "sandwich generation", taking care of our families with children of all ages and also dealing...
Ever Changing Role as a Parent

Our Ever Changing Role as a Parent

We watch our children grow right before our very eyes. It seems like yesterday they were a baby learning to crawl, walk, and feed...
6 Things Going on at Your Teen's School

6 Things Going on at Your Teen’s School You May Not...

For the last 15 years, public schools have undergone several changes. While the math and reading scores are still low, there is a crisis...
One of the most important things you can teach your child is respect and the best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begin to understand how important it is. Keep in mind the saying "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Respect is an attitude. Being respectful helps a child succeed in life. If children don't have respect for peers, authority, or themselves, it's almost impossible for them to succeed. A respectful child takes care of belongings and responsibilities, and a respectful child gets along with peers. Schools teach children about respect, but parents have the most influence on how respectful children become. Until children show respect at home, it's unlikely they will show it anywhere else. How can you show respect to your child? If you do something wrong, admit it and apologize. Don't embarrass, insult or make fun of your child. Compliment them and let your child make choices and take responsibility. Listen to your child's side of the story before making a decision on an issue or problem. Be polite and use "please" and "thank you" when asking them to do things. Knock before entering your child's room. Keep promises. Show your child that you mean what you say. And give your child your full attention. And most important, teach your children that respect is earned. Make sure that you are leading by example and modeling respectful behavior. Be a law-abiding citizen. Show concern for your environment, animals and other people. Openly and honestly discuss exampled of witnessed disrespect. In addition, teach your child to respect themselves. Self-respect is one of the most important forms of respect. Once we respect ourselves, it is easier to respect others. If they respect themseleves they will also be less likely to be tempted by drugs and other self-damaging behaviour. Help them set and achieve goals. Encourage honesty and teach them that people make mistakes, and that they are the best way to learn. Most importantly, praise your child often for good deeds, behaviors or traits, and tell them you love them at least several times each day. You're sure to raise a child capable of giving and gaining respect.

Teach your Child to Give Respect in Order to Get Respect

One of the most important things you can teach your child to give respect and the best way to teach respect is to show respect....