I have been noticing a lot lately the lack of respect being taught to children. I am in the young womens program at church and I am surprised at the lack of respect shown to the adults.
I know this starts at home and if kids are not required to show proper respect to their parents that they will not show respect to other adults.
So what do I do?
Gwen already thinks I am a moron because I don't go to school like she does. Even her dad goes to school...so what is wrong with me?
(Moms are so stupid...)
Should I sit her down and explain to her that I am WAY smarter than her because I already went to Kindergarten?
Would that conversation have helped me in the 6th grade when I felt like I couldn't ask my mom for help with my math homework because she was too dumb?
Has anyone seen the show on CMT about strict parents? They send wayward children to spend a week with families who are strict. I've only seen it twice, but one of the families was from Moab Utah. I want my children to treat me with the same respect that these parents have successfully taught their children. Did anyone see this? I loved it.
One of the things that these parents did was teach consequences. I usually think about consequences having to fit in with what it was the child did wrong. But these parents made their kids saw wood. I thought it was perfect. It was hard work and it was cold outside and if they couldn't go in until they did it. And it was hard for the dad who had to stand out there in the cold with them until they finished.
Obviously I can't make my children saw wood for a few more years. But I feel like "time-out" is not consequential enough to keep them from repeating bad behavior.
I hate to ask for parenting advice because I know I am gonna roll my eyes at half the advice I get. Especially when I know your kids and I know what brats they are? Haha....I am totally kidding. Who wants to leave a comment now?
Seriously. What do you do to punish your kids for bad behavior? How well does it work? Do your kids talk back to you? Is face slapping allowed?
Also, if you don't have kids yet...leave a comment and tell us all what you think you will do when your kids misbehave. If you feel like your kids will never misbehave, be honest. We could all use a good laugh.