Feb 28, 2018
In this 5th Episode of Power Your Life
Today Season 3: #ParentingPower, I was able to discuss with my
parents the specifics of how respect is taught, earned, and shown
The biggest takeaway I had is that as we, as adults and parents,
do better at living on a higher level of respect, communication,
and kindness, we teach.
Respect is a learned behavior, and kids learn through
observation. So, perhaps this podcast is more of a self-development
journey rather than tools for how to handle
Topics we discussed include:
- Dealing with mean, snarky behavior of teenagers
- How when Dad took his Medical Anatomy students (high school) to
the Cadaver lab, he took all the kids' cell phones and there were
- Respect is setting expectations and communicating them, which
means parents need to think things through and not be
- Acknowledging when someone is in authority
- How kids can be taught to handle disagreements among
- How our family's religious background impacts how we handle
these situations as it's the foundation
- What habits in our religious practice contributed to our
- How to teach proper apologies
- Looking inside to assess how you handle situations, and work at
improving even when you don't handle things well. "Why did I react
"We hold each other's hands when we pray to our Heavenly Father.
And when you're not the happiest with one of your siblings and you
have to hold their hand (I remember pinky-holds instead of hand
holds), but it was amazing when we prayed together and held hands,
that helped solve a lot of the problems."
"Be polite, whether there is agreement or not."
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