The “Who and How” Chart:
From Value Parenting, Reprinted with Permission
Set up a chart like the one illustrated below. Using the left-hand column, ask children to list the categories of people and things that deserve respect. As you list them one at a time, discuss how respect for that person or thing can be effectively given. (E.g., for “Mother” - by “answering respectfully,” “by obeying her,” “showing appreciation for what she does,” “opening door,” “holding her chair,” etc. For “Nature” - by “preserving and protecting,” “clearing and cultivating,” etc. For “Self” - by “avoiding self-criticism,” “thinking about positive attributes,” etc.) Keep the list building as long as you can keep children’s interest.
Mommy Obey, talk respectfully
Nature Throw away trash, recycle
Self Eat healthy, exercise