Entries in the Category 'Respect'

Role reversal

April 21st, 2011 / No Comments

I had my father to my house for dinner last night. He is 89 years old living in an assisted living home. I opened the car door for him, I helped him put on his jacket, I drove him, I cooked for him, I supported him when he walked…I am doing all the things he […]

Teaching children respect

October 7th, 2010 / No Comments

Have you heard the complaint that kids nowadays do not show proper respect? I read an Agatha Christie mystery where a room full of eyewitnesses were not able to identify the culprit, because the murderer was dressed as one of the housekeepers in the hotel, and “no one ever looks at the face of servants.” […]

How to deal with a kid who tattletales

October 5th, 2009 / 5 Comments

“Mom, I saw him take another cookie!” “Did you know what she did at school today?” Parents are constantly dealing with irritants. Tattletaling is one of them that seems to be just annoying, but not serious. However, tattletaling can develop into a bad habit and character flaw in our children. My two older kids are […]

What to do when kids disobey

September 28th, 2009 / 9 Comments

I’ve never met a parent who has not been frustrated and angry at their kids. In fact, I would say most parents are worn pretty thin with kids who just simply wear them down. Are you a parent like that? In this series on Getting Control of Your Frustrations, I talked about getting frustrated and […]