#ILoveMyKids Parenting Series – Why It’s Important to Respect Your Children

I hope you saw yesterday’s blog about the #1 characteristic all parents should have to raise powerful and amazing kids. Today, I want to share with you the second common denominator to successful parenting.

In order to raise powerful and amazing children, we need to RESPECT our children!

What is respect?

Respect is seeing children as equals.

I often see parents say, “I am the parent, you are the child, just do what I am telling you.” What they don’t realize, is they are telling their children, “Your perspective isn’t valuable…”


Adults can learn so much about life, priorities and God from their own children! Respect is seeing children as equals...


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Don’t get me wrong, there are times, when boundaries need to be in place in order to protect the child…

What I am addressing now is the mentality of children’s opinions and perspectives regarding family decisions are not as valuable as our own… I, too, have been guilty of this!


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I don’t know about you, but as a child when adults enforced authority because of age rather than wisdom, it really bothered me… So, I ask myself, why did I start doing that when I became an adult? Where did the mentality come from?

Have you ever heard the saying, “Children should be seen and not heard”?

When that statement originally became a foundation within our society it was addressing manners. However, taken outside of that context, it demoralized children and places them as second class citizens within our society!

Which is NOT true!

They are just as much human beings as we (adults) are. They have been given the same emotions and desires to be loved and respected as we have.

I probably don’t need to say this… However, adults can learn so much about life, perspectives, hope, priorities and God from their own children!

If we want to raise powerful and successful adults, we must first set aside the mentality of our perspective being more valuable!


Respect is an action word... Our actions have to reflect to our children that we love their likes and dislikes! That we value their input!


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We need to respect our children, listen to their emotions, take their input in family matters and allow them to contribute to the family! All of these things SHOW our children that we respect them!

Respect is an action word… Our actions have to reflect to our children that we love their likes and dislikes! That we value their input!

I encourage you, as parents, to evaluate your childhood. Remember situations where you did or didn’t feel respected by the adults in your life. Then make the conscious effort to respect your children, in a way you would have appreciated.

Finally, share that information with all of us! You too bring something unique and crucial to this community and your input inspires other parents!

Question: How are you choosing to be a respectful parent?

LEARN THE SECRETS WE USE TO CREATE RESPECT IN OUR HOME- REGISTER FOR MY NEXT WEBINAR HERE.

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