Purpose: To support boys in being RESPECT - ABLE so they become RESPECTABLE.
RESPECT: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements
ABLE: having the power, skill, means, or opportunity to do something
RESPECTABLE: regarded by society to be good, proper, or correct
Respect - Able Boys Become Respectable Men
They have self-respect
They are respectful towards others
They earn respect
They admire respectable people
They don't accept disrespect
Vision for Respect - Able
I don't know that the vision for RESPECT - ABLE is crystal clear yet. What I do know is the sooner we can introduce important concepts and instill meaningful values into our children, the greater chance they have of living higher-quality lives while hopefully avoiding some of the mental and emotional challenges people face who struggle with self-respect, esteem and worth. The only way for this to happen is for adults to be talking about important concepts and meaningful values, while we do our best to walk our talk. It's about intention and effort, not perfection.
I'm happy to start the conversation.
What About Girls?
I have a mother, a daughter, a sister and three nieces. I want every girl and woman to be Respect-Able and have the self-respect and confidence to live the lives they deserve. My belief is that the more Respectable our boys and men are, the easier things will be for the girls and women in their lives. They will be better sons, brothers, fathers, employees, members of the community and leaders.
If you are passionate about starting a similar program for girls, please let me know. I will support anyway I can.
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Articles about Self-Respect, Esteem and Worth
Your Child's Self Esteem Starts With You @ Psychology Today
The Effects of Parental Involvement on Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem @ GoodTherapy.org
What Parents Need to Know About Self-Esteem @ The Center for Parenting Education
How Dominant Parents Affect Kids' Self-Worth @ ScienceDaily.com
Instilling Self-Esteem in Children @ Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt
The Use and Abuse of Parental Criticism with Adolecents @ Psychology Today
Self-Esteem vs. Self-Respect @ Psychology Today
8 Parenting Mistakes That Affect Your Child's Self-Esteem @ PICK any TWO
Parental Influence on the Emotional Development of Children @ Developmental Psychology at Vanderbilt
10 Ways Parents Destroy Their Children's Self-Esteem @ WeHaveKids.com
11 Tips on Building Self-Esteem in Children @ TodaysParents.com
Parents' Attitudes and Beliefs: Their Impact on Children's Development @ Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Dev.
Self-Esteem and Your Child's Motivation @ Child Development Institute
9 Steps to More Effective Parenting @ Kids Health