There are really difference in the generation of kids today and the generation of kids in the past. Past generations respect their parents even when they didn’t really develop a relationship with them simply because they are obliged to respect them. Nowadays, kids have the tendency to be respectful because it had become normal for them to disrespect their parents when they start hitting the teenage years. But Leopoldo Lares Sultan Banorte believes there is a way that this could be solved by bridging the gap between the parents and the children. You cannot expect your children to respect you just simply because you are his/her parents but you also have to maintain a disciplined and loving relationship with them.
One time Leopoldo Lares Sultan Banorte saw a teenage girl yell at her father that brought him to tears. It seemed like there’s nothing he could do to control his daughter who cursed and disrespected him with a lot of obscene words that are hard to swallow. For Leopoldo, this is a very sad reality to many households but he’s glad he was able to bridge his gap with his three children and not have this kind of problem. He has a casual relationship with his three children and although he also get to argue with his teenage son, they still end it on a good note where one of them is apologizing to the other. Not because you are the parent means that you shouldn’t apologize to your child when you know you are at fault. It will make the kids feel like their feelings are respected too. Parents are not always right and children are not always the ones at fault. Respect begets respect and when you respect your children they will also respect you. As a parent you must realize that what your actions are in front of your kids will be mirrored back at you.
For him, parenthood is a difficult task given to us but we must embrace it and maintain our composure. By loving and respecting our children they will, in turn, also love and respect us. You can be a parent to your children and also be their friend without losing authority. They must still know that you are the parent and that when you say no it only means that you are saying no because it is for their own good because you love them and only want to protect them. Establishing a good relationship with your children is very important and you must set as a good example to them as well. Love must always be there and Leopoldo and his children show that it is indeed possible to maintain a very good relationship in the household.