So many children have Ipads or Ipods these days. We are plugged into technology from birth it seems. I am not discouraging the use of these things; many apps are wonderful at fostering the development of young minds. However, the successful child needs social interaction in order to learn conflict resolution, problem solving and powers of persuasion, as well as the ability to share. At PALS, we teach your child the skill sets of success and so much more. Come take a tour today!
I interviewed Larry Bird, the great basketball player and coach, who sums up the skillsets of success in one word: respect. Respect for time; respect for others; respect for talent; respect for self; respect for property, respect is both given and earned, but the funny thing about it, is when you demand it without at the same time exhibiting those traits, when you fail to garner the respect of others you lose it. So, respect is kind of funny; you either earn it or you don't, and you earn it by practicing it in all you do. You can no more say to someone, "respect me" or "love me" both will not be true love or respect. Both virtues are given freely, but respect is only given to one who deserves it.
Ways to teach your child respect.
Remember, the older your child gets, the less influence you have. So, you want to start modeling this behavior and making games to teach these behaviors from a very young age.
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