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The Pillar of Respect

The Pillar of Respect 

  Yellow symbolises the pillar of Respect. 

 There are four key ideas that apply to respect.

  • The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be polite and courteous. Respect the rights and freedoms of others. Respect the property of others - take care of things that you borrow and don’t take things without asking permission first.
  • Non-violence: Solve disagreements peacefully, without violence. Deal with anger peacefully. Don’t use physical force to show anger or to get what you want.
  • Tolerance and acceptance: Respect others who are different from you. Listen to the point of view of others and try to understand their perspective. Don’t judge people by their outside appearances.
  • Courtesy: Use good manners. Be polite and courteous to everyone. Do not hurt others by embarrassing them, putting them down, or insulting them. Do not use bad language or inappropriate language.

Ways to Model Respect

  • Listen. Make eye contact when your child is talking to you.
  • Knock before entering your child’s room, especially if the door is closed.
  • Use good language, words and a tone of voice that would be acceptable to you if your child was talking to you.
  • Value your child’s need for fun and time with their friends.
  • Give your child space to have their own opinions and preferences.
  • Value your child’s need for some privacy.
  • Ask before using or borrowing something of theirs.
  • If your child is struggling and is not at risk of hurting themselves, ask if they want help before rushing in to do it or fix it for them.
  • Call your child what they wish to be called. Resist using names or nicknames that they feel are embarrassing or that they have outgrown.
  • Let your child answer questions for themselves