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What is respect?What is respect?
Respecting someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being.
You can have respect for others, and for yourself.
For each situation, decide if the person is showing respect. Match each situation in a blue box with an answer
that makes sense in a yellow box. Write or type the letter for the yellow box in the space under the number.
You are in a library reading a really
funny book. You laugh out loud and
yell to your friend that she has to
come see what you’re reading.
Not respectful- You are not considering
the needs of other people who are
trying to work and need quiet.
Your parents say you can’t go to your
friend’s house. You are mad, so you
tell them you don’t agree and would
like some time alone.
Respectful- Even when we don’t agree
with someone, we can treat them with
respect by talking calmly about the
issue instead of calling them names or
trying to hurt their feelings.
You really want to t in with a group
of kids at school, so you take a dare
to jump out of a really high tree to
Not respectful- Having respect for
yourself is as important as having
respect for others. Respecting yourself
means you don’t do things that you
know could hurt your own well-being.
A new girl comes to school and she
dresses dierently than you. You
don’t like her outt, but you keep
your opinions to yourself.
Respectful- You know sharing your
opinion will hurt someone’s feelings, so
you think before you speak.
Your friend misses the game winning
goal. You yell that he’s such an idiot
for losing the game.
Not respectful- When you call someone
names, you are not considering their
feelings. You can tell someone you are
upset without being unkind.