Your child will participate in a counseling lesson which will identify respectful and disrespectful behavior, and teaches the children that treating people with respect leads to good friendships and positive interpersonal relationships.
Here are some things you can do to reinforce the message of our related learning activities:
• Talk with your child about the importance of treating other people with respect. Make sure he/she knows that it is important to you, and that it will lead to stronger friendships.
• Watch a television program together, and talk about the various ways in which the characters acted respectfully or disrespectfully towards one another. Watch for put-downs, insults, and subtle forms of bullying.
• Help your child become sensitive to his or her own behaviors or language that may be of a disrespectful nature, as he or she deals with siblings or friends.
• Remember that you are a powerful role model for your child. If you treat people respectfully, that is what your child will learn from you.
Helpful tips on how to be respectful:
· Treat others the way you want to be treated Treat others the way you want to be treated.
· Be courteous and polite
· Listen to what other people have to say
· Use good manners; Please, thank you, you’re welcome, Yes or No Ma’am or Sir.