Respecting children by listening to them, allowing them to make decisions and not forcing them to do things that go against their personality, learning style and interests, is what will help our children grow into respectful adults. Respect begets respect. Disrespect begets disrespect.
Children aren’t little adutls, but they will grow into adults one day. And what they take with them is the experience of whether they’ve been respected or not through their young lives.