The basic principles around respecting your elders, especially important is important for children and parents to understand, especially today. Respect is a feeling that is demonstrated through our actions. Little things can be signs of respect, such as how you address someone. Being respected is more of a feeling, based on how someone views and treats you. If you want to earn the respect of your kids, you have to work on it. Demanding respect is a surefire way to not get it.
- The author reposts a comment made by a parent who states that he was told while young to respect his parents but now people are saying respect is earned.
- Many parents are astonished that their children do not understand the basic rules of social conduct which they were taught while they were young.
- In the past respect was earned but people showed respect all the same even in situations where they didn’t feel like showing it.
“The question of respecting parents (“Honor thy father and thy mother,” in Biblical terms) arises in part because of the ever-present confusion in our society between behavior and emotion.”