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 behavior. Children learn appropriate and respectful behavior by observing the behavior 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 behavior 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 behavior.
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 behavior was inappropriate and unacceptable, they are still loved and valued.
10. Do Not Tolerate Violent or Aggressive Behavior.
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 behavior is unacceptable. Explain to your child alternative ways in which to resolve conflict other than through violence.