Respectfulness is one of the 12 traits of social responsibility. A respectful person shows deference and respect to people, things, and community norms. A respectful person is tolerant of other people and their personal beliefs.

Kansas State University child development scholar suggests strategies to build foundation for empathy, tolerance

2018-04-29T12:43:38+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Benevolence, Compassion, Fairness, Psychology, Respectfulness|

When a child feels valued, he sees values in others. When he realizes he has his own thoughts and emotions, he understands that others do, too. When his ideas and feelings are respected, he learns to respect them in others.   "As a parent, you want your child to understand and respect that other people [...]

Children who understand others’ perspectives found to be more popular among peers

2018-04-29T12:44:56+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Compassion, Psychology, Relationships, Respectfulness|

Preschoolers and school-age children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren't as socially adept. That's the conclusion of a new meta-analysis--a type of study that looks at the results of many different studies--out of Australia.   The study was done at [...]

Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

2018-04-29T12:45:22+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Benevolence, Fairness, Health, Psychology, Respectfulness|

People lie – we know this. People lie to kids – we know this, too. But what happens next? Do children who’ve been lied to lie more themselves?   Surprisingly, the question had not been asked experimentally until Chelsea Hays, then an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of California, San Diego, approached professor [...]

Teaching Acceptance and Understanding for Individuals with Limitations

2018-04-29T12:46:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Awareness, Compassion, Education, Fairness, Parenting, Relationships, Respectfulness|

On my way into work today, I was listening to a local morning program talk about a situation occurring in a local town regarding trick or treating. A parent reportedly posted flyers throughout the neighborhood asking families practice “responsible parenting” and to provide only certain types of candy to all children on Halloween given her [...]

Bad behavior may not be a result of bad parenting, but a lack of common language

2018-04-29T12:50:47+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Benevolence, Communicativeness, Respectfulness|

Most parents will admit that talking with a teenage child is difficult at times. It is even more challenging when parents and children don’t speak the same language fluently — a reality for a growing number of immigrant families in the United States.   New research from Iowa State University suggests this language barrier can [...]

Getting Kids to Respect Animals

2018-03-09T01:15:45+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Respectfulness, Uncategorized|

Every family has its unique value system, and this is something that parents have to pass down to their children. You can’t wait and let the public school system provide answers to your child’s questions because those values may not agree with your own. Parents have the responsibility to start when their children are young [...]