Offering tools to teachers and parents to help create good character in children.   
Having or showing or giving respect towards another person, thing or idea is a very complex concept and appears to be the most lacking of good character traits in our culture today. We seem to be continually redefining who or what deserves respect based on its perceived worth. Many times people who are in positions of authority have not commanded our respect, which begs the questions—does respect have to be earned? If not, then worth can be attributed more subjectively or impartially.

For our children, we would do them justice by expecting them to show respect to all authority figures; for instance, because of the position they are in, not because of their performance and despite our personal feelings towards them. Likewise, children need to respect others’ opinions, possessions, physical space, and rights as equal to their own. Last, but not least, respect means being polite, kind, and considerate to others, never hurting someone out of anger or selfishness.

Finally we need to take the concept of being respectful very seriously by setting high standards of respect for ourselves as parents and educators, as well as holding up those same high standards for our children, expecting and accepting only the best in terms of respectfulness.