Teaching respect to toddlers
Created by Updated on Jan 19, 2015
Hi, my 3 YO twin boys are getting very rude as they are growing. They are going to play school and learning a lot of things like talking disrespectfully to their elders. They do not refer anyone in the family as "AAP" rather all the time it is "TU". Everyone in the family is always trying to make them learn family values and teaching them to talk with respect to everyone. But they don't listen. Please suggest and guide how can I make them talk to everyone with respect?
| Jan 19, 2015
Hi Mahak. You may find these blog helpful- https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/handling-aggression-in-children/198 and https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/handling-aggression-in-children/336
| Jan 20, 2015
Mahak, it is good you are trying to correct them when they will still listen... tell them the correct things to say and behave; also if they don't listen to you, say that you will not respond to them/hear them if they say 'tu' and till they say 'aap'. only when they say 'aap' will you hear them out. stick to this and be consistent and they should be ok. tell other family members as well.
| Jan 20, 2015
Hi Mahak. I agree with the above suggestions. More often that not, leading by example works better than policing the child. Also a stern and firm attitude will help the chdilren get the message that this is not acceptable. I also suggest that you speak with the teachers at school to get a different viewpoint.
| Apr 10, 2017
Here is the Tips for Teaching Discipline and Good Behavior in Children. https://www.parentcircle.com/article/6-tips-for-teaching-discipline-and-good-behaviour-in-children/