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How to teach your child to respect women

Oct 11, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Every now and then we hear of crimes against girls and women—eve-teasing, passing lewd comments, abuses, rapes and sometimes gruesome murders too. It is important to understand and solve the root cause of the problem, which is related to lack of basic education and more importantly, lack of morals and ethics.

It is important to teach your little ones to respect women. And we as parents need to start early—when our children are still in their childhood.

Why Children May Think It Is Ok To Not Give Women Their Due Respect

There are certain incidents in daily life that impact the way our children perceive girls and make a generalized impression in their minds about them. It can be a good or a bad one based on the environment and circumstances. Here are a few of them:-

What Can We Do to Change the Situation?

So, can we as parents do something about it? Sure we can, at least at our own level because our children are tomorrow’s future. 

- Children should be taught to respect both sexes equally, to be brave and confront situations confidently knowing that their parents are forever behind them.

- Children should trust their parents like best buddies and open up to them without any hesitation.

- Both girls and boys from childhood itself should be taught the difference between a good touch and an inappropriate one.

- Parents should consciously avoid using abusive language, with or without children being around.

- One should keep a constant track of a child's academic and extra-curricular performance so that any deviation can be recognized at the earliest and corrective action taken accordingly.

- Sex education at an 'appropriate age' in an 'appropriate manner' is much better than learning it inappropriately via the Internet or via school mates.

- If children learn to treat everyone around them (boy/girl) equally and with respect, they would grow up to be respectable citizens and would be an example for others too.

- People might say that how does change one's attitude changes the entire society. But as it's said, drops by drops make up an ocean, thus every drop counts.

- Change comes from within and it's imperative that we as parents play our part in teaching our children better values, to respect girls and treat them as equal sex, inculcating values ​​of sharing and helping each other, and grow up to be good human beings.

Learn how to teach your child how to respect women from Child Psychologist Richa Aggarwal in this workshop.

Richa Aggarwal, Psychologist

Richa Aggarwal is a counselor, healer, guide, therapist, and facilitator. She has extensive experience in counseling, adolescent counseling, parent counseling, counseling for various behavioral aspects.

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| Oct 06, 2021

Hello mam! My son is 5 years old. At this age how can I teach him about respecting women?

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| Oct 07, 2021

Madam naku delivery avina 6days ki baby chanipoyindi.. Ipudu menu pregnanancy plan cheyocha

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| Oct 11, 2021

Good afternoon Ma'am ! I live in a joint family set up. My son is 11 years old and daughter is 9 years old. My mother-in-law doens't let my husband help me in Household chores and instead tells my daughter to help me. I am a working and an open minded parent and do not believe in girl-boy differences but my Mother-in-law feels girls ideal place is in the kitchen and men should work outside. I don't want to hurt her sentiments but at the same time I want my son as well as daughter to learn to be equal in true sense irrespective of their gender. How do I communicate the same to my in-laws?please guide.

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| Oct 11, 2021

My bhabhi's son is 9 years old. He keeps teasing my girls by saying things like, "You are a cry baby", "You can't do this", "You go and dress up" and "This only a boy can do". I feel bad listening to all this as I have never discriminated in a boy and a girl and I feel blessed to be mother to beautiful girls . Should I talk to my nephew or explain this to my girls to not take him seriously?

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| Oct 11, 2021

Hello Ma'am ! First of all I would like to commend you all for today's topic of discussion. I would like to know, When is the right time to talk to our children about gender equality. Throughout my life I have respected women and have practiced this in my demeanor towards my wife and two children ( a 9 year old and a 7 year old child) . I feel that girls are at par with boys and should be encouraged just like them to live life the way they wish to. Are there any other ways to pass on this message to our younger generation other than believing in and practicing ourselves the same principles? Thanks in advance!

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| Oct 11, 2021

Hello Ma'am ! I am the mother of two children . Both are girls . Of late we keep hearing incidences of rape and atrocities against women. I am very much concerned for my girls safety. How do I make them stronger both internally as well as externally?

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| Oct 11, 2021

Kudos to team Parentune! You all are doing an amazing job holding these sessions everyday with important messages for parents. My query is what message should we , the parents give to our boys to make this society, a haven for our girls wherein they will be safe even if they chose to stay outside late at night. Rather than teaching our girls how to dress up or hold back their dreams or desires to live freely, how can we groom up our boys to hold back their lust and what changes parents need to bring in their bringing up of boys to achieve this purpose ?

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| Oct 11, 2021

Mam mera nephew 14 years ka hai aur wo kuch dino se bahut hee misbehave karne laga hai apni mumma ko kehta hai ki aap karte hee kya ho pura din matlab ki aoni mumma ke kaam ki koi value nahi hai meri real sister ne bachpan se bahut care ki hai par usse koi matlab nahi hai es cheez se. Wo kehta hai mujhe aapke haath ka khana nahi khana hai, ap mere lie kuch Nhi ho meri sister es baat se bahut preshan hoti hai mam usse kaise btaya jaaye aap suggestions dein mam.

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| Oct 11, 2021

Welcome. Pls ask your questions and we will take them up.

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