Respect is a beautiful thing, I firmly believe you must give it before you expect it back. What is important in my opinion, is that we think more about how we interact with our children, and how our children interact with us and others. Leading by exampled is ALWAYS the best way to teach your kids anything.
Teaching respect is one of the most important jobs we have as parents. The best way to teach children respect is to show respect.
I’m a bit ol skool I suppose.
I believe you should offer your sit on a bus to an older person if needed.
Hold the door open for the person behind you.
Offer to help carry something if you see someone struggling.
If you see someone in a stressed state ask if you can help
“Treat people the way you want to be treated”- Respect EVERY person you come across, Waitresses, Cleaners, Bar Tenders, Receptionists. Just because they are behind a counter and serving you does not mean that you have the “right” to treat them disrespectfully.
I find it infuriating when I over hear people talking to people in the service industry with disrespect. It shows me and every person around them what a *twat* they really are – (sorry sore point with me)
Using manners is HUGE for me. Manners are easy to teach and should always be used.
I don’t care if you’re blue, black, fat, skinny, tall, short, purple hair, no shoes, perfectly dressed.. I will always treat you with respect. Until you do something for me to treat you otherwise.
My kids don’t see colour – they don’t see “class” they see a person. A person that deserves respect!
Have you ever been treated disrespectfully?
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