In the broad field of education, it is becoming increasingly necessary to create a family culture – treating grandparents with love and a new humanism capable of promoting the values of the person. One of these basic values is respect for the other and more if possible, respect for our elders. These are basic grandparents rights in Okla.
Respect for the elderly
It is the essence of human relationships, of community life, of teamwork, of marital life, of any interpersonal relationship; it is an absolute guarantee of transparency. Respect creates an atmosphere of cordiality and security. It allows the acceptance of the limitations of others and the recognition of the virtues of others. Avoid offenses and irony. It does not let violence become the means to impose criteria. The respect knows the autonomy of each human being and accepts the right to be different.
Treat the elderly with love
We have to instill our children since
childhood a great love and respect for the elderly, whether their grandparents, neighbors, older acquaintances or unknown
people who are in the street. The loss of traditional values means that
older people are increasingly marginalized, and even ignored, implying their
apparent uselessness for a society driven only by haste, stress and material
values. But an older person can
bring experience, training and culture to the little ones.The
affection and respect usually has a “boomerang” effect; if we do
not give and teach it, it is difficult for us to obtain it in the future.
Ideas to educate in respect for grandparents
Some of the key points to educate the little ones in respect for the elderly can be:
- Children always have to speak respectfully to all older people, whether they are known or not.
- They should avoid pouting or making derogatory gestures when the elders tell them something: tell them a story, tell them some compliment, etc.
- Correct them firmly when they make derogatory criticism behind their backs.
- Teach them to always give “thanks” and when asking, also remind them to always use “please.”
- Strive to be understanding. We must teach them to admit with a good face the little manias, big heads, etc., that their grandparents or other elderly people may have.
- Learn to listen to the elderly. It does not matter that the story or “battalion” has told it before. The happiness that for them meaning having a dedicated audience is worth it.
- Be very aware of when they need help: read a letter too small for them, pick up something that has fallen on the floor, bring a glass of water, etc.
- Do not allow them to ignore them. For example, when they come home – grandparents or other guests – and children start watching television, playing the console or simply “disappearing.”
Tips to treat older people with respect
– If we are waiting at a crosswalk to cross and we have an older person next to us we can ask if you want us to help you cross the street. These small manifestations of affection are those that later “will copy” our children, although we are not seeing them.
– When we go on public transport, even if they are very tired or loaded with school bags, we must teach children that they should always give the place to the elderly, insisting with affection and good face.
– In the community of neighbors, when entering a supermarket, etc., they must hold the door to facilitate their passage. In addition to a manifestation of respect for them, it is a way to favor coexistence among those around us.
– It is good that once a week the children call the grandparents not only to tell them their things, but to be interested in theirs, listening patiently and showing interest.