Do you remember the last time you were in public and witnessed the outrage and disrespect of someone’s kid? How did you feel? What did you think? Did the behavior make you angry?

Children learn respect through discipline and also by watching respectful behavior. Mothers and fathers should treat each other with respect and require their children to do the same. They also need to model respectful behavior toward their own parents (Exodus 20:12). Moms and dads who lovingly care for Grandma and Grandpa are showing their children the proper way to interact with others. When and if a child acts out in a disrespectful way, a wise parent will call attention to the error and bring swift correction.

Disrespectful children become disrespectful teenagers and then disrespectful adults. Today’s culture staggers under the burden of overgrown adolescents who have never learned respect, who can’t engage in civil discourse, and who take to the streets when someone’s contradictory opinion hurts their feelings. We have allowed culture at large to become extremely disrespectful of the law, of honor, of purity, and of God. Basic civility is fast fading away as individual preferences and feelings take precedence over humility, dignity, and restraint.

In the society in which we live, how do you correct the problem of “disrespectful kids AND disrespectful parents?

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