August 18, 2020 Cory Carlson

An idea to end racism, sexual harassment, and more

“Siblings just fight.” ?

“They’re just being sisters.”

“That’s just them being brothers.”

When we say those statements, we are giving our kids permission to treat their siblings like crap. ?

Or ‘they are just being a teenager’ when we allow a teenager to be disrespectful to a parent.

The problem with all the above is we are allowing our kids to be disrespectful to others.

??What we allow, we actually approve. ??

I believe the danger in allowing our kids to treat people in their own house bad, is it will pour over into other areas of their life:

How they treat neighbors, teammates, coworkers, friends, strangers, someone of the opposite sex, and the list goes on.

I believe if we are going to defeat any social problem – race, the haves and have nots, social distancing, political views, sexual harassment, and the list goes on – then love and respect must first start in the home.

If we allow our kids to be disrespectful in our own house, how will they handle others outside the home?

My house is far from perfect.

Yes, my kids fight.

Yes, my kids can be disrespectful to each other.

Yes, my kids can talk back to us.

Yes, I can get mad.

However, we work hard to stop it immediately.

Last night I looked out the window and saw this moment.

Our 3 kids still enjoying each other on a Sunday night after a long and fun ‘Family Camp’ weekend.

This the result of years making them say sorry for when they are rude.

Having them forgive when they have been wronged.

If we are to love others, we need to make sure we are teaching love inside our very own home.

Let’s all continue to work hard to make sure our kids are treating their siblings (and us) as we would hope they would treat others.

Thanks for reading,

Cory

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Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!