Even though you may be much more wise, accomplished, learned, etc. than your young children (which is the way it should be, right?), and you find yourself disciplining them and teaching them, they always deserve your respect. God made us in such a way that when that is absent, it hurts us deeply. Respect for . . . → Read More: Your Children Deserve Respect
When our two oldest were around Junior High age, Linda and I took them to Washington, D.C. for a week-long trip. We went everywhere it seemed. Toward the end of our visit, we decided to drive out to the U.S. Naval Academy located in Annapolis, MD. Even though the weather was dismal, the midshipman were . . . → Read More: Have A Nice Day
It is never too early for you to start introducing good etiquette to your children. Do you have a one-year- old who can say ‘mommy’ or ‘daddy’? If they can verbalize their thoughts to you, you can begin training them to have good manners.
Examples of good manners:
Good hygiene practices Brushing teeth Combing hair . . . → Read More: Good manners are not inherited, they are taught
As long as the money is yours, the respect part will most likely be a long-time in coming! Here’s a short story that helps to illustrate this very important point.
Several years ago, we were embarking on a summer vacation trip to just outside of Bend, Oregon. We had made similar trips many . . . → Read More: How can I get my kids to respect the value of money?