Teach Your Child to Respect Women
One of the most important values you can teach your child is how to respect women. Children, especially young children, learn to respect others by modeling behaviour. Children learn appropriate and respectful behaviour by observing the behaviour of those around them.
Below is a list of parenting techniques to help you teach your child how to respect women.
1. Be a Good Role Model
Treat all of the women in your life with fairness and equality. Treat all women in the manner in which you would like to be treated. Value the women in your life. Your child will learn to respect women from observing your respectful behaviour towards women.
2. Value Your Child
The most effective way to teach respect is to show respect. Valuing other’s opinions, accepting people as they are, being polite, kind, and admiring the people closest to you are key components of respect. Teach your child to respect women by valuing, accepting and admiring your child. Your child will learn through personal experience the importance of treating women with respect.
3. Be Honest
Teach your child, through example, the value of honesty. Admitting when you do something wrong and apologizing for your actions will help your child learn the value of honesty and respect.
4. Be Positive
Do not tolerate sexist language and attitudes. Do not embarrass, insult or make fun of your child or the women in your life. Instead, compliment your child and the women in your life. Remember, your child will learn from your behaviour.
5. Be Polite
Teach your child the importance of being polite and courteous to others.
6. Be Caring
It is important to teach your child to be empathetic to all individuals. Doing so will teach your child to be accepting of diversity.
It is important that you teach your child to value themselves. It is much easier to respect others when we respect ourselves.
8. Listen to Your Child
Listen to your child’s concerns and ideas. Only by listening to your child can you help them mold positive values such as respect for women.
9. Show Your Child Love
Make your child feel loved on a daily basis. Even if they make a mistake or behave inappropriately, remind them that they are loved. Remind your child that although their behaviour was inappropriate and unacceptable, they are still loved and valued.
10. Do Not Tolerate Violent or Aggressive Behaviour
Teach your child that it is NOT acceptable to act violently towards others. If your child acts in an aggressive manner towards women it is important to take the time to explain why this behaviour is unacceptable. Explain to your child alternative ways in which to resolve conflict other than through violence.