Saturday, September 8, 2007

Parenting Tip: How to Show Respect

one day, i will get a chance to teach my daughter good manners and right conduct... i will emphasize to her the importance of respect, both giving it and earning it. sometimes we wonder "what has this world come down to?" violence, drugs, teenage pregnancies, broken families...
i think respect, or the lack thereof, has a lot to do with it.

respect for one's self and for others is really important. and i believe this life lesson should begin at home...

so how do we show respect? here are some simple ways that will surely go a long way:

  • look at a person's face when talking and listening to them.
  • show up at events on time.
  • say "please" and "thank you" and "excuse me" as needed.
  • speak kindly.
  • let them go first.
  • apologize when you offend others. don't crowd people's space.
  • wait patiently.
  • keep your promises.
  • take people's requests seriously.
  • leave things better than how you found them.
  • be mindful of other's property and privacy.

(from Lists to Live By)

2 comments:

apple said...

parang bagsak ka na dun sa 2nd ah, hehe.

karen said...

no comment! hahaha!

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