The exaggerated eye-rolling is becoming a bad habit.

For the most part, your kids are respectful, helpful, and get along (fairly) well.

But now, it seems like a bad attitude is taking over.

Rude comments are made, chores aren’t getting done, and no one seems to care!

HOW DO YOU GET YOU  ENCOURAGE RESPECT?

One option would be to put more rules in place. Tighten the reigns. Create tougher consequences. Unfortunately, these methods usually lead to more disrespect, not less.

These tactics seem to work initially because kids are afraid of the punishment. But, once the fear wears off, they start to feel resentful. Angry. Less willing to comply because there is a disconnect between you.

WHAT IF A SIMPLE GAME COULD CHANGE THE ATTITUDE IN YOUR HOUSE?

Kids want to feel like they belong; like they’re part of a team. They want to feel loved and respected. When they are assured of this fact, they seem happier, less argumentative, and more willing to treat others with kindness.

Sometimes, the best way to change unwanted behavior is to interrupt the cycle. To introduce something that re-focuses on the behavior you want to see, instead of highlighting the unwanted behavior.

Your kids don’t need another lecture about being nice!

If you want to shift the mood from disrespectful and rude to positive and helpful, try playing the  family kindness game.

 

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