7. Make your kid comfortable telling you about their feelings. Don’t judge, and acknowledge their emotions. Listen to their needs, become the pillar of support for them.
8. Give positive advice on what and how your kid should perform an action. They’ll feel valued and connected to you and will confide in you about their problems.
9. Set Expectations. Setting expectations and limits makes your kid behave. Every kid, scratch that, every person needs boundaries as these define our responsibilities. These boundaries and expectations have to be communicated with your child and steer clear of what is expected from them.
10. It’s important to set positive and realistic guidelines which you think can be achievable by your kids. Children generally try to live up to these rules and guidelines. Also, it is equally necessary to make them understand the consequences if they failed to follow the rules. Always give credit when they implement the expectations.
11. Be Honest. Be honest with your kid, accept your mistakes if there, that is how they will know it’s ok to make mistakes as long as they don’t repeat them. Tell them the truth and never give them false hopes in order to make them do something. It leads to your kid gradually stopping listening to you.
12. Volunteer to share your feelings with them, your fears, and insecurities, and mistakes. It is important that your child knows it’s okay to make mistakes and to be imperfect as long as they don’t repeat them again.
13. One of the trivial lessons you can give to your child while growing up is learning from their mistakes and if possible rectify them and the first step towards that is to acknowledge their mistakes. This also includes your honest guidance, don’t reward the lie. Sometimes it takes to hurt their feelings but your kid will learn to respect you as a relatable figure for honest guidelines.
14. Trust them. Kids want to know that you respect and value their ability to make decisions and arrive at their own conclusions. Be reliable, keep your promises and trust your kid’s feelings in order to gain the same trust of them in yourself.
15. Give them some duties and ask for their opinions in some things. That is how they understand that their opinions are valued and get motivated to impress you in the future.
16. The most important factor while getting your child to respect parents is trusting them with their instincts. Allowing them to explore the things around them by themselves gives them a sense of responsibility. Respect their feelings and don’t try to impose your choices on them and your child will learn to be more comfortable around you and trust you to share their emotions with you.
17. Supporting your child’s emotional fallouts goes hand in hand with acknowledging and expressing your own feelings appropriately and honestly. If you acknowledge your toddler’s feelings rather than dismissing her sadness or frustration, you can make a difference in how they deal with their feelings and it will have longer-term effects such as respect for parents and others around them.