In your home and mine… respect is a key issue!
If disrespectful comments are the norm in your household… something’s gotta be done. Because relationships won’t be healthy unless there’s mutual respect.
So here’s what I challenge parents to do. First, admit that you may be contributing to the disrespect in the home. If that’s the case, admit it and apologize for any belittling or bitterness you’ve added to the equation.
Then, call a family dinner… and announce that you’re making some changes. You’ll make an effort to be different… and you expect the same from your teen.
You might be surprised at the outcome when you have the courage to take the first step! Remember… disrespect will slowly disintegrate your relationships. So don’t let it happen. Take care of it right now!