How we demand respect from our kids, but often don't return the favor.
How somewhere we left respectful parenting behind and traded it for behavior we would never allow others to use on us.
The alternative to treating kids like property.
How seeing kids as little people isn't the same as treating them like adults.
This last week I did something and my daughter (6 y/o) stopped me and told me a very sincere "thank you for being respectful of me." This got me thinking.
[tweetable]One of the major things we do that is so against-the-grain compared to contemporary parenting, is that we respect our kids with the same respect that I give my closest friends and acquaintances.[/tweetable]
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This is not to say that we treat our kids like mini-adults. My kiddos need to be grown, taught, and allowed to succeed and fail. No 4 year old is ready to drive a car. But this isn't about that.
This is about using the same methods for teaching a wayward employee how to do something right with our kids. Can it work? Corrie and I are living proof it does.