No matter where your child falls on the spectrum, it's important to address disrespect before it gets worse. A 2015 study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia found that disrespectful children are likely to become rude adults.
How to Discipline Disrespectful Teens By Barbie Carpenter ; Updated September 26, 2017. However, in the heat of the moment, you might say something you regret or institute an unfairly harsh punishment. Moreover, yelling is an ineffective long-term disciplinary technique for teens, according to the Iowa State University Extension. Instead.
Remember to keep consequences realistic and short term when the issue is only mild to moderate disrespect. You want the “punishment to fit the crime,” so to speak. And what you’re really doing is showing your child that when she treats others disrespectfully, she’s not likely to get many nice things done for her in return. 4.
Disciplining our children well takes wisdom, consistency, and empathy. It also helps to have a ready sense of humor, a whole lot of love, and a good supply of patience. Then, on top of all that, there are times you need to mix in a little creativity—creative consequences. So look over these.