Dealing with disrespectful behavior

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Dealing with disrespectfulness

I found that the more dispassionately I could speak with my children the more successful the outcome of the conversation. Successful here meaning moving toward the child's inculcation of the importance of respectful words, tone, and body language not just toward me but to the world at large. Matter-of-factness goes a long way. So does parental self-respect.

Margaret Smith Marston more than 3 years ago

Dale Wisely

Couldn't agree more, Margaret. And the parental self-respect piece is important and rarely commented on. I've tried to help parents develop self-confidence and better emotional control when dealing with their kids. It can be hard, but it's one of the keys to being a good parent.

Dale Wisely more than 3 years ago