Respect Breeds Respect
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Danielâ€™s stepdad was important to him. His stepdad was his dad. He loved, honored, and valued him and yet his respect was limited. You see, Danielâ€™s mother never allowed his stepdad to discipline him and she made it very clear that if push came to shove she would choose Daniel and walk away. As a result, his stepdad had limited authority and Daniel knew it. Hereâ€™s the take-away: Who we respectâ€"in all aspects of lifeâ€"is who our children respect. In parenting, make sure you lift one another up.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
When it comes to kids, who you respect is who they respect.