- Adult and Child
- Bedroom/Bathroom or Other Door for Knocking
- Ask a child to go into their bedroom and you close the door from the hallway
- Now knock on the door and ask if you can come into their bedroom
- Have a role reversal and now you enter your bedroom and close the door. Have the child knock on the door and ask if they can come in
- Teaching a child to wait until you give permission to enter is a show of respect
- The first 5 years are critical in how a child learns to learn. By the age of 2 they are mimicking adult behavior and that is why it is crucial that we as adults role model being respectful.
- Chat with a child about respect. Use words such as politeness or courtesy. It’s a good way to increase a youngster’s vocabulary. Showing consideration or listening to someone talking without interrupting are other ways to show respect.
- Ask a child to think of ways to show respect that a preschooler can do. For example, greeting friends and family with a hello and a hand shake- acknowledging their presence is a simple act of respect.
- "Whoever You Are" by Mem Fox This book shares that we are all human and need to respect our diversity.
- "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes The book discusses bullies, inappropriate behavior and the need for respect.
- "Cookies: Bite-size Life Lessons" by Amy Rosenthal This book through cookie making shares many character traits along with respect.