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In this day and age, there are lots of children growing up who happen to be quite disrespectful. While most blame this on their parents, it is important to remember that the world we live in is not exactly the most positive place.

Whether your kids are obsessed with video games, spending too much time on their phones, or simply refuse to spend any time outside chances are you’ve gotten quite frustrated at one point or another. The way children do things in current times is much different from how we did things in the past and that is apparent no matter how you’re looking at things.

Below I am going to go over some of the most important things to remember in when it comes to parenting in this strange and sometimes quite confusing world we live in. Whether you’re dealing with a toddler who refuses to behave or a teenager that wants to act out, these things can and will help. The younger your kids are when you begin this the better.

5 Parenting Tips For Raising Children In This Disrespectful World:

1. Limit screen time within the home and outside of the home.

In this day and age, most of us spend almost all of our time online or watching screens in general. Limit your children’s time online or in front of screens. Make sure they’re doing other things as well. It is also important to make sure they are aware of the dangers that can be lurking online. You can’t ever truly cut this kind of thing out so making sure that your kids are educated on the things that can be lurking in the dark corners of the web is important.

2. Do not budge on your limits/boundaries.

Set proper limits and boundaries with your children and do not let them push. While these need to be realistic limits and boundaries, they are important. This teaches them that they cannot just do whatever they want whenever they want. Consequences are something they need to be aware of.

3. Have at least one meal with your kids each day.

Eat one meal each day with your children. This should be a screen-free time to talk and really catch up with one another. Let them share whatever they want with you during this time. Whether you opt for breakfast together or just dinner, you’re going to be bringing forth a lot of benefits for your whole family in doing this.

4. Emphasize the importance of trust and communication.

Make sure your children know how important it is that you trust them and that they trust you. Show them how fragile trust is and how easily it can be broken. Do not constantly give them the benefit of the doubt when you have no reason to. If they want their connection with you to be a positive one they need to be aware of how important it is to properly communicate.

5. Teach them to be responsible.

Don’t let them go through life thinking that you’re going to do everything for them. From a young age make sure they know that their chores need to be done. Nothing in life is ever going to be handed to them, and they need to realize that quickly.