Answer How do you stop children being disrespectful?
Hi there, I have a question regarding disrespectful children. My kids are 6 and 4 and an are extremely disrespectful to both myself and my husband and each other. It’s exhausting and really saddening to see them like this. My husband and I don’t speak to each other in a nasty way – EVER – and if we have disagreements, it’s behind closed doors 99.9% of the time. I always speak nicely to my children, ask them nicely to do things, thank them, praise them for their happy words and gentle hands. Somtimes I think I go over the top with praise for their good behaviour compared to other parents. We are currently on a reward chart for being kind and respectful. When they get 10 stickers each, they get the reward. If they are rude and disrespectful, the stickers get taken away. In just over a week, they are both at 0 stickers – they have earned some, but then have them taken away again. I spoke with my 6yo tonight and told her I really wanted to go to the movies with her – it would be really special for us to do that together but it was up to her now – I can’t make it happen – she has to earn it. I’m just exhausted from their back chat and rudeness. Does anyone have any other suggestions? How do you stop children being disrespectful? Thanks
Posted by anon 11.03.2013