Yo Chrissy!!

child yellingA 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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2 Responses to “Yo Chrissy!!”

  1. Tom June 2, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is sooooo important!

  2. Hasan.M.Nimer. Qasim June 2, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    The case of this child is only and completely depending on parents culture and education, as parents are responsible for teaching their kids from first and second year of age, how they can create in him or her a habit of sucking,eating,sleeping and many other factors ,they can teach him how to behave , exactly step by step and by the time this child will do as parents do and say to him. Often the child to be with your group of people is beneficial especially when he or she notices how and what you speak for each other. At last responsibility of parents is great, too great.
    Thank you so much
    Dr.Hasan

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