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Jerry Tello Analysis

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The presentation that Jerry Tello gave was like none I’ve been to before. It was very entertaining and informational all at once. There were a few parts that really struck a cord for me, but I’m going to focus on one particular one because I understand and relate to it and I find it extremely irritated by how more and more children don’t know, agree with or understand what’s wrong. He described how one day when he was a little boy he sighed and turned his back on his mother when she was asking his to do something and he was spanked by his father for the first and only time in his life.

I was taught at a very young age to always respect my elders and to never talk back (of course there are certain circumstances to where that doesn’t apply).
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Your job is to provide, teach and support your children. More specifically, to teach them how to be able to function in the world. This means teaching them how to behave respectfully to others, not just you. If you’re not a single parent home or if you have help from others it is especially important for you guys to be on the same page on how to teach what you need to and how discipline works into the situation because if not, more than likely the first thing the child or children will do is try to pin you guys against each other (I say this because that is what me and my siblings tried to do…it only worked once). It’s good to catch disrespectful behavior early if possible. If your child is rude or disrespectful, it’s not good to turn a blind eye. Giving consequences when children are younger will pay off in the long run. It may sound old fashioned, but I find that it’s very important to teach your child basic manners like saying “please”, “may I” and “thank you.” If you think about it, when your child deals with their teachers, others outside the household or even gets their first job these common manners will really go a long way and using manners is also a form of empathy. It also teaches your children to respect others and acknowledge their impact on other people. As a parent myself (though my child is still young but I have raised others) I also find it a good idea to communicate
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