Practicing respect starts in your homes where you are comfortable. Simple things like greeting, giving thanks, appreciating, and courtesy start here. Kids learn respect through their parent’s discipline. But the way of parents when controlling their children must be in a good way. This is to ensure that they will learn correctly and effectively as it will be carried by them throughout their future lives. Your home is the foundation for the kids to practice and become naturally respectful not only to their parents but also to others. Here we will discuss how important for parents to start teaching respect in their homes.

They Gain Respect for Themselves

When you gain the respect of your children, they learn to respect themselves. Respect is essential because children cannot seem to put value in themselves or others without it. Children who lack self-respect are more probable to drink, use addictive drugs, have sex, and treat others harshly.

Children who lack self-respect are just uninterested in themselves or others. Self-respecting children take care of themselves. They’re less likely to do things that are harmful to others, they make good decisions, and they tend to act in their own best interests.

Children Will Observe Proper Etiquette

When children learn respect first inside their comfortable homes, proper manners like the simple things of saying “please”, “thank you”, “I appreciate that”, and “You’re welcome”. These things are a good start to practicing respect. Having these manners are essential in life because being a civilized person gains people’s respect, making things easier for your children in conquering challenges in the future.

Otherwise, relationships will be tattered if these manners are not applied, you can refer to the book “The Very Hungry Bear” by Dirdura Wynn, this is a good example of the consequences one will have if they do not respect others.

Your Children Can Trust You

Modern-day culture suggests that being friends with your children makes you a good parent. You should socialize with them, tell them whatever you want, and treat them as equals. But this is not entirely true.  When you become friends with your children, you undermine the strength of your bond and relinquish control over them. You surrender your special relationship with your children as you become buddies with them since they have many pals but just two (ideally) parents.

You must also be a parent to your children. Though children in the twenty-first century often dress, behave, and speak like grownups long before they are, the reality is that they are still kids in many ways until they enter their teen years-inexperienced, inept, and immature-and living in a society that has never been more dangerous.

Your children require someone more powerful than themselves to safeguard them from the big, scary world, and you are that person. Children that are the most powerful members of their families live in constant fear because they are not prepared to face the world alone. When you’re a parent, you can give a safe refuge for your children to explore the world, complete with guidance, support, and limitations. You demonstrate to your youngsters that you will protect them if necessary.

Power of Parents Will Be Maintained

Maintaining control over your children is an important part of teaching them respect. It means standing solid in your convictions and refusing to be swayed by modern culture’s constant attempts to persuade you otherwise. It also entails maintaining a level of consistency. You must provide clear messages to your children about respect, your expectations, and the boundaries you set for them. Take note though that you will be reducing your potential to acquire their respect and exert influence over them if you give in to nagging or change your message when it’s convenient.

Maintaining authority shows your children that you’re in charge and want them to respect you, that you expect them to follow your family’s values, and that you’re willing to enforce the expectations and limitations you establish for them. Maintaining power does not imply being completely authoritarian, especially as your children approach adolescence. It entails finding a middle ground between being entirely liberal and being excessively rigorous. Parents who achieve this balance allow their children to participate in family discussions regarding boundaries, but ultimately decide what boundaries are appropriate for them.


It is in your home that your children first learn about respect. Observing the proper method of teaching this to your kids will ensure that they are on the right path. We hope we have given you sufficient knowledge on why it is important for parents to start teaching respect in their homes. Should you want to learn more about respect, you can grab a copy of Dirdura Wynn’s “The Very Hungry Bear.” You can read this book to your children so they can learn it the fun way.

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