Parents need to be respected by their children. Unfortunately, it is the hardest thing, especially for those new parents. A lot of times, parents don’t know the psyche of their children. The first thing that you need to consider is how you act especially in front of your kids. You need to take the part as a parent. Children won’t respect you if you are also not acting like an adult. And yes, it takes a lot of effort and it can be a 24/7 job.
Next, you also want to keep your promises if you are going to promise to a child. A lot of children won’t believe you if you end up not fulfilling your end. No matter how big or how small it is, you need to be true to what you say. You also need to be consistent when it comes to instilling discipline to your children. This lets them build a habit and a moral compass. Also, you need to make sure that you will talk to them and explain to them why you got mad at them for doing something wrong. And remember that children have different reactions to an authority figure. Be sure to adapt accordingly.