Talking about Respect (Part 2)

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Showing respect means :- Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

In my last post on Respect I received an interested comment on how it was most important to instill self respect in yourself before you are able to respect others. I agreed with the commenter’s view to an extent but in order for a child to have a clear idea of Self-Respect they will need to be taught or shown how to respect others.

CharacterCounts.org has a list of books which touch on the topic of Respect.

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These are some books which are recommended reading on the topic of Respect.

I recently managed to borrow The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle.

This book talks about this bad tempered Ladybug who thinks it is that it is better then everyone. It goes all out to try to pick fights with insects and animals that are bigger then it. As it moves about throughout the day children explore the concepts of time, size ,shape and manners.

A Quest for Respect with the Grouchy Ladybug is something that you can carry out with your school going kids.  There are some activities at that site which help Grade 1 and 2 kids learn about the meaning of Respect.

Besides using the Grouchy Ladybug to teach on respects , Kiddyhouse has a series of  lessons plans where you can teach your kids on the concept of time and on insects.

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