Respect is taking into consideration the views
and desires of others, incorporating these into
your decisions and accepting another’s emotions and opinions in any kind of relationship even if
these differ from you own.  It implies the phrase ‘treat others the way you want to be treated’
is considered as a synonym for politeness or manners.

Respect can also be applied to taking
care of oneself or the environment, adds general reliability to social interactions and helps people
get along with others.



Don’t Laugh at me (CD Included)

Author:  Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin
Age Group:  6-12
Summary:   The text/lyrics focus on the ridicule suffered by a boy with glasses, a girl who wears braces and a wheelchair-bound child, among others, ultimately uniting the voices of the bullied in the verses of a song.

Crabby Critters
Author:  Mona Hodgson
Age Group: 4-8
Summary:  The Desert Critter Friends are having a talent show! But Nadine the Javelina is only thinking of herself which causes a lot of trouble with her friends. She’s rude to Jamal, tears up Myra’s garden, snoops in Bert’s house, and refuses to listen to Jill’s idea for the show. Then something surprising happens at the talent show. Read along as Nadine and her desert critter friends learn to respect one another.

Respect: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect and Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed
Author:  Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vander Pluym
Age Group: 9-13
Summary:  The authors teach that the basic building blocks of healthy relationships, such as communication, trust and honesty, come from respect.  An important theme of this book is that respecting yourself is the first step in getting others to respect you. The book has stories from real girls and describes situations that teens and preteens can relate to. It also has helpful ideas for keeping a journal, accomplishing tasks, making peace with your siblings, and finding role models.

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation

Author:  Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson
Summary:  More than a tool to correct bad behavior, this handbook urges parents to move beyond typical discipline techniques by creating an environment based on mutual respect, emotional safety, and positive, open communication. The seven outlined principles redefine the parent-dominated family by teaching parents how to achieve mutual parent/child respect without being submissive, set firm limits without using demands or coercion, and empower children to open up, cooperate, and realize their own innate potential.

More Than Manners! Raising Kids to Have Kind Manners and Good Hearts
Author:  Letitia Baldrige
Summary:  A road map for guiding kids to succeed in life by enhancing decency, kind hearts, and great manners.

Projects for a Healthy Planet: Simple Environmental Experiments for kids
Author:  Shar Levine
Summary:  Simple and fun activities that inspire understanding and respect for the environment.

Web Resources:

VIEW   Respect – How to teach it and how to show it

VIEW   Teaching Children Respect