Child from being Disrespectful to Respectful

Australia
December 6, 2011 3:13am CST
In today's world, there seems to be an epidemic of overindulged, anti-social, demanding, behaviorally-troubled kids who "cop an attitude." Some sociologists blame it on modern technology, peer pressure or copying from friends, and influences that come from watching various media forums. What is even more depressing is that they come from both genders; from almost all age group; from various cultures; from rich or poor people; from those residing in rural, urban or suburban areas; and from students attending either public or private schools. But things are not totally hopeless. Changing the attitude of one's child from being disrespectful or from being overly demanding to somehow being considerate, and from always having bad temper to someone sensitive and peaceful can still be achieved. First be reminded that attitudes are learned and a good way to start is to let them learn to say "please" and "thank you" - civility conquering rudeness. Yes, manners need to be taught and parents are the primary conduit to teach such good manners and social graces to their children, consequently providing them with life-long survival skills beneficial even in their adult life. Parental role modeling tremendously helps in molding children to be caring and kind. Indeed, they have the power to nurture, guide, show, and instill kindness, responsibility, gentleness, respect, gratitude, and true appreciation in their children. Such is what the Bible emphatically reminds parents, thus: "TEACH A CHILD HOW HE SHOULD LIVE, AND HE WILL REMEMBER IT ALL HIS LIFE." (Prov.22:6)
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4 responses
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Yes that is true,parents are the responsible of their kids not blame the technologies etc.. People may disagree that Bible,but the Bible teach truth,and what is the right and profitable for them.. Most kids undiscipline because of parents not teach right..
• Australia
11 Dec 11
Yes friend, truly, children who lead a Christian way of living, even if they may not be as academically successful as others, give their parents great honor and much gladness.
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• Philippines
16 Dec 11
Yes if parents allow their kids to learn Gods words ,and way kids will grow good and fear to do evil.. enjoy have kids..
@Soniasony (1827)
• India
6 Dec 11
Really a good thought and it is really applicable to today's world ..All manners start from home , it depends on his/her's growing atmosphere and it again depends on how a parent teaches a child about manners ..Manners are makers of a character Its a crucial part being a parent as you are not only responsible for your own childs future but also you are in process of building a segment of a society.. Take care
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
7 Dec 11
Don't forget that we are born to be wild, all depend on us.Whether we release it or keep it on the mind, heart or feeling. For a kids, they still can't control their tempers.They just do what they have seen, heared and feel.The adult or parents have to be wisely about what they told and do since their born.
• Australia
11 Dec 11
Caring and involved parents like their children to grow into thoughtful, loving, generous, considerate, respectful, creative and persevering individuals. We cannot just wish it. And voila! It happens. We have to do our big share in instilling in their child's puerile mind the value of the right path. Kids develop good values essential to being courteous and responsible if they see those same qualities in people they look up to and respect, primarily us- their parents. Things are not always learned the first time, hence, parents need to impress them diligently upon the minds and hearts of our children by talking about them when they are at home, or out for a walk, at bedtime and when rise up. Truly, loving parents will spare every time and effort to watch carefully all that goes on throughout their household and are never lazy As stated in the book of Proverb.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
6 Dec 11
Hello gelay. To tell you the truth I blame the sociologists as much as any one. They tell us that when they are young and in any sports score should not be kept because it will damage their self confidence. A mother can't discipline a back talking daughter with out t he police being called and the daughter taken away. Teachers are not allowed to mark papers with red ink any more because it will hurt their self image. Television makes adults look like idiots. This brattynes does cross all classes. They are also taught selfishness in the schools. Here in the United States they are taught that the government owes them a college education a job and a house. All at some one else's expense. All of this makes them disrespectful. They are surrounded with it. We as parents have to be on our toes all the time and use our own instincts instead of listening to the so called experts..
• Australia
11 Dec 11
Yes deebomb, sometimes it is fully believing that we need help to succeed in rearing our children to righteous living, we turn to no less than God to Whom we put our hope and trust, relying on Him all our lives.
@airamtheb (370)
11 Dec 11
That is why it's not easy to raise children nowadays.Techno-gadgets are the prime rivals of the parents, aside from the deteriorating moral values of the society they are exposed to brought about by mass media.Before, raising children is a joy for the parents but nowadays, its a struggle.Parents need to be re-educated when their children go wayward and if they violate some laws, they would be put in prison, so their parents too.What do you think?