Respect can help stop domestic violence
Charity begins at home and so should respect, according to a new guide trying to help combat domestic violence.
Melbourne media identity Eileen Berry says teaching respect in the home is the first step to stamping out negative behaviour.
RESPECT 101 is the latest in the Parent Guides 101 series.
It helps families define respect and encourage it in their children.
“RESPECT 101 identifies what respectful behaviour is, how to turn disrespectful into respectful, how to create life-long relationships and how to embed respect within the culture of adolescence,” Berry said.
“This can apply at home, in school, in relationships and the community. It is important for parents and carers to model good behaviour and talk to their young people about what is and isn’t appropriate.”
The resource contains statistics, expert advice and case studies to inform and start important conversations between parents and carers and their teenagers.
Parenting Guides Ltd, a registered charity, has produced five other parenting resources that cover topics including drugs, sex, social media and body image.
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)
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