I Believe Children Should Show Respect to Adults

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    Hannah, who is 12, had a bad attitude all last

    weekend. She had a friend round on the Saturday and since then was argumentative and rude until I gave her something to think about. It was late on Sunday and was coming up to her bed time as she had school the next day. I asked her to go and get ready for bed but she refused...
    Liam2016 Liam2016
    26-30, M
    Dec 4, 2015

    All kids should do that.

    And I raise my daughters like that. It is the job of the adults to care and to help the children and for that children should obey and repsect adults who managed to find their way in life. Disrespect is wrong and I do not tolerate it in my home
    Nickgermany Nickgermany
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    my parents do and I got in trouble today

    for being disrespectful while chatting. no fun when my dad saw it and I had to bring him the paddle.
    bananasandapples bananasandapples
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2016

    Yes, I Will Smack Your Child!!!

    My good friend has her hands full....I'm talking like five kids six and under. HANDS FULL!! She is overwhelmed but who wouldn't be with five children. She allows them to run any home that she lives in. I think that it is completly unacceptable. Last night I was at her house...
    CarrieBeth CarrieBeth
    26-30, F
    23 Responses Jun 2, 2010

    Its Upsetting

    people always complain children arent respectful but they need that too,now if a child is shown love and respect and still acts disrespectful then thats when somethings wrong, for example i was at school and it was time to register this kid goes off on his mom saying she wasted...
    agonyblue agonyblue
    18-21
    14 Responses Sep 3, 2011

    I Knowingly Play With Women's Feelings. I Use Them... But It's A Little More Complicated Than That.

    I'm 23yo. I've have constantly studied how women work, how relationships work, how life works. Also I would say I've been blessed with averagely good looks so that has helped me with getting women to be attracted to me. I am short in stature and I think that has also helped me to...
    mihistoria mihistoria
    22-25, M
    Dec 27, 2012

    when respect is deserved.

    Not all adults deserve it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    I think we all know the reasons

    why kids should show respect. But what I want to say is also that adults should also act that they deserve the respect. A grown up should behave like an grown up and help our kids and guide then and not fool around
    Nickgermany Nickgermany
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    Maybe I'm Crazy Here But...

    Of course children should respect adults!  .... kinda like how adults should respect children.
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl
    18-21, F
    16 Responses Jun 4, 2010

    I Agree but it's conditional.

    Earn it. No one has to respect you just because you feel like it. If you are a kind and tender human being and treat others (kids included) with respect. Then absolutely. But no one has to respect an ******* I don't care what age they are.
    BaReFooTSexy BaReFooTSexy
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 23, 2015

    In Response To The Author Of This "yes, I Will Smack Your Child!!!"

    First of all did you honestly think you were going to get rid of me that easily did you honestly think i was going to let that stand This isn't about the past mine or yours its about what you did to that kid while you were a guest in someone elses home Rather than tell the...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    "how Can You Insult The Person Who Gave You Life "

    sorry had to use this comment for anew subject just beacuse some one gives you life does not mean they love you or even care about you i am sorry have a birth family and thatis all they were they gave birt to me then made it very clear to go to hell i still treated thme with...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 5, 2011

    Even to Other Children....

    I am living in a situation where one of my b/f's children is extremely disrespectful, and it's a very tight rope i walk.  I have many teeth marks in my tongue shall i say.......: This child knows if he whines long enough, pouts long enough, he will eventually get what he...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 30, 2009

    It's Inevitable.

    It seems like they think they're smarter then us, doesn't it? What can you do about it? Especially teens... let's not even go there!
    LogicMan29 LogicMan29
    22-25, M
    Jun 3, 2010

    Where we live there are still a lot of family

    owned small shops and businesses. My wife went to the book store with one of our youngest girls. They were sitting down in the reading section on the last two chairs. An older lady using a cane was in the store as well and approached the seats. My children are raised in a way...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 11, 2016

    But They Need To Be Taught That!

    I don't think we should expect these kids to know how to act, but it is nice when you see kids with manners. Remember, what I see in them, I see in you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    Within Reason

    I don't mean that children should have absolutely no say in what goes on or decisions that pertain to their lives, and I don't mean that adults deserve extra attention. I simply mean that children should be taught basic human respect, and that includes respecting other people...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Mar 5, 2010

    I Grew Up...

    ...treating adults with respect long past my childhood.
    eleanorssong eleanorssong
    56-60, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    The boys using this account have an online

    monitor, and they are fully aware of this. Please contact that person for any disrespect, misbehavior, inappropriate usage or any questions at all. Their monitor is loving parent 25.
    Megthebabysitter Megthebabysitter
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    No If, Ands Or Buts

    Period, point blank!!!  Growing up my father was what I lovingly referred to as EF Hutton.  He didn't have to yell, when he spoke...you just listened and did what he said.  My mother on the other hand was quite a yeller and not very consistent.  Who do I...
    natashamarie natashamarie
    41-45, F
    Jun 3, 2010

    All kids must show respect to all adults.

    My kids will show respect or I will bust their butts with a paddle. I am a firm believer in respect paid to adults by children. I never abuse my kids but I do discipline them accordingly when other measures fail to get their attention.
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    Yes I do. Especially being respectful to store

    clerks, waitresses or anyone else who serves them. Offering seats to adults, letting adults enter first, holding doors, helping elderly people. We get a lot of compliments for that.
    forevergeek forevergeek
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    Children should show respect to adults

    who have earned it and show respect to them. I don't think that all adults deserve respect just because they adults.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    Extra proud of my 10 year old today.

    He came home late from school apologizing for being late. He had been walking through the church parking lot near our house and saw some "old people" that needed help. So he stopped to help them load their things into their car. I love when I hear these acts of kindness happen...
    Tico72 Tico72
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    Only to a certain extent; respect is

    either reinforced by good behavior, or lost with bad behavior.
    zydeko zydeko
    18-21
    1 Response Jan 10, 2015

    To The Author Of This "no If, Ands Or Buts" And The Comments

    That went something like this: "Granted there are stupid older people. Children should always respect their parents of course. I'm not talking about abusive parents. I wish parents would still strap that ***, then there would be fewer tulicks..lol " i notice that you...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jun 5, 2010

    Thoughts

    One should see others respecting others so he/she can respect ...Fear cant make someone respecting someone else.It only means u are under control of someone.. Respect comes when u someone else respects u2..of course u can respect someone too even if he/she doesn respect u either...
    amysangels amysangels
    22-25, F
    21 Responses Jun 2, 2010

    Centre Of The Universe

    Children push the boundries, that's what they do and they're not going to automatically know to respect adults unless their parents teach them to, but I think it should be done because they aren't adults; they don't know how the world works so they should be taught to respect the...
    Elilaa Elilaa
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2011

    This.is controversial topic coz.

    . . I've always been told to respect.my elders. and now.I'm older I feel that respect shouldn't be given because of age. it should be earned because I've had older people in my life that didn't deserve my respect
    TheDevilsSon666 TheDevilsSon666
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2015

    Not Going To Happen

    most kids have no idea what it means this world has become a throw away world that that includes people............................................
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Sep 18, 2011

    Up Itis Not Going To Happen

    nothing is going to change till the laws change i really hate to saythat to many people have kids for no reason they do not want or love the kids so whya re they going to take the time to teach them
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2011
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