“Parenting Tips”

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, what does it mean to me?

Margaret Hubbard

School Counselor

One principle of your family that should not be affected by summer break is respect.  Is this a non-negotiable in your family?  At Blessed Sacrament School, respecting authority and themselves is a top priority.  How do we practice these good habits?

  • Using manners, like “yes ma’am” and “yes sir” and a simple “please” and “thank you” are essential for students to display respect.
  • Teaching your child basic social interaction skills, like making eye-contact, will serve them beyond their years at Blessed Sacrament and into the workforce.
  • When correcting your child for being disrespectful, model the behavior that you want them to demonstrate. If you raise your voice and get upset then this can escalate the undesired behavior.
  • Talk with influential people in your children’s lives (spouse, grandparents, etc.) and decide which pieces of respect are non-negotiables in your households. Consistency is key to making respect a habit.

At Blessed Sacrament School, we will continue to teach our future leaders to respect adults and most importantly themselves.  We are all looking forward to a new school year in our wonderful new building!