Respect at all times! How can we expect our kids to be respectful of us if we are not respectful of them? We don’t deserve respect just because we are the parents, we have to earn it, too, and model how to do that for our kids. Use a respectful tone of voice; choose your words and timing wisely before making a request of your child; remember that just because something is important to you, doesn’t mean it is important to your child or important to others. Remember that those with whom we live deserve as much loving respect and more as those we meet on the street.
Wishing you balance,
Bette Levy Alkazian, LMFT