If you have a teenager, you're probably familiar with the feeling of being disrespected: Your teen rolls their eyes, sighs deeply, no longer laughs at your jokes, goes straight to their room and closes the door, or seems to argue with you all the time. You feel triggered: Your once-compliant child is becoming a stranger. Or your parental authority is threatened. You may sense that some of this disrespect is related to growing up, to your teen's desire to run their own life, make their own decisions. But they're not yet an adult, and the issues you need to weigh in on accumulate: When can they go out without supervision? What media can they use, and for how long?
Showing Respect for Your Mother
Parenting teens: Dove Self-Esteem Project resources
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Tools to be a great Mother
Raising a child on your own can be stressful. If you're a single parent, understand how to cope with the pressure, find support and nurture your child. If you're raising a child on your own, you're in good company. Single-parent families are more common than ever.
Moms deserve respect from their kids, but kids may not show that respect for various reasons, including seeking attention, anger and disrespectful role models, notes the Positive Discipline website. You can demonstrate respect for your mom or a mother figure, which in turn encourages your children to show respect for you. Your example helps your children understand what respectful behaviors toward a mother look like. Kids should treat Mom the way they want to be treated. It appears in various religions, notes TeachingValues.