I Get No Respect: My Teenager Makes Me Feel Like Rodney Dangerfield
“I get no respect”: a classic line by classic comedian Rodney Dangerfield. Respect is something that parents often demand from their teenagers, and for good reason. Adolescents who are taught the value of respect can take that skill into their future lives. More and more, with the media shoving immediate gratification down the throats of teenagers, adolescents don’t know the value of respect. Respect for others is always positive, and these values start in the home.
Red Rock Canyon School’s residential treatment center is a place where troubled teens can learn the value of respect, along with many other things. If you are a parent who is interested in the program that we offer, please call one of our Family Advocates for more information today at 866-452-8121.
Respect And Teenagers
Being successful in life isn’t something that just happens. A major element of success involves learning how to treat people, and many teenagers don’t know how to do this these days. The Internet and social media has allowed adolescents to foster passive aggressive attitudes. If someone wants to say something rude or disrespectful about someone, doing so over social media provides few immediate consequences. Even though the world changes at such a fast pace, respect is something that will never lose it’s value.
When students go off into the world on their own, they aren’t going to have the close guidance that parents provide in adolescents years. When parents teach their students the value of respect early on in life, they impact that it can have on their future can be immense. Earning respect means giving it, and respecting others can ultimately lead to life changing opportunities.