Teaching Your Child Authentic Respect

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  • Is there a place/time in my relationship with my child where I’m not respecting them? Hint: You may gain some insight by asking yourself if your child’s “disrespectful” behaviour is similar to yours or your partner’s when faced with a similar situation. It’s humbling, but also helpful.
  • Is your child having an emotion right now that they can’t handle, and do they need your support to co-regulate before they can change their behaviour? If so, focus on the emotion and empathizing/hearing them — this is a great example of role modelling respect.

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Colleen Adrian

Colleen Adrian

Coach for parents of sensitive kids - build a strong connected relationship and leave behind authoritarian methods that break your bond. www.colleenadrian.com