Therapist says children should learn respectful behavior at early age

(CBS42)
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Many people believe reality television, racy movies and certain music choices are making the children more disrespectful.

There are some tips that are helpful in helping children be more respectful.

Firstly, it is important to teach kids to knock on doors before entering a parent’s bedroom.

Parents should also make sure their kids know that they are a valuable part of making family decisions.

“Parents are the difference that makes the difference,” psychotherapist Dr. Karen Ruskin says. “I believe that there are parents that think they’re doing really great parenting, and it’s not really great parenting.”

Ruskin also says parents should require their children to treat other children in a respectful manner, because respectful behavior taught as a child will carry over into adulthood.

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