A five year old child in my exam room wanted the attention of his mother so he repeatedly yelled “Yo Chrissy!” until his mother paid attention to her. There was no emergency; this child just felt that it was okay to interrupt the adults that were speaking. I disagree. I was shocked this child interrupted our adult conversation for a non-emergency. Likewise it was shocking to me to hear a child refer to his mother by her first name instead of respectfully calling her “mother” or “mom” followed by an “excuse me please.” I worry about children raised where respect for others is not demanded by the parent. Billy Graham said,
“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents, will not have true respect for anyone.”
This is so true! Do all of us a favor and teach your child about proper respect.
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