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35 Ways to Respect Your Parents and Elders

1. Put away your phone in their presence

2. Pay attention to what they are saying

3. Accept their opinions

4. Engage in their conversations

5. Look at them with respect

6. Always praise them

7. Share good new with them

8. Avoid sharing bad news with them

9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones to them.

10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did.

11. If they repeat a story, listen like it’s the first time.

12. Don’t bring up painful memories from the past

13. Avoid side conversations in their presence.

14. Sit respectfully around them

15. Don’t belittle/criticize their opinions and thoughts

16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak

17. Respect their age

18. Avoid hitting/disciplining their grandchildren around them

19. Accept their advice and direction

20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present

21. Avoid raising your voice at them

22. Avoid walking in front or ahead of them

23. Avoid eating before them

24. Avoid glaring at them

25. Fill them with pride even when they don’t think they deserve it.

26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back to them

27. Don’t speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too

28. Keep them in your prayers whenever possible

29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence

30. Avoid laughing at their faults/mistakes

31. Do a task before they ask you to

32. Continuously visit them

33. Choose your words carefully when speaking with them

34. Call them by names they like

35. Make them your priority above anything‚Äč

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