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Respectful Rabbit

Updated on January 21, 2013

Teaching children respect

Respectful Rabbit teaches children that respect should be demonstrated towards all people, and emphasizes the old adage, "Treat others as you would like to be treated". It is important that children internalize that respect does not just come in one form. Respectful Rabbit helps children better understand what it means to be respectful, and that respect should be shown to more than just other human beings. On top of showing respect towards others, you should show respect towards the environment, belongings, and animals!

Characters of Character believes that reaching children at an early age is critical. Respect is one of nine character traits that our organization focuses on. Respect can be shown in more than just one way, and Characters of Character helps children to realize that, understand what respect means, and internalize respect. It is no surprise that old habits are hard to break. We focus on teaching respect at an early age, not only to allow children to show this trait from the start, but also because the earlier that the child internalizes the trait, the easier it becomes for them to show respect, and use respect, as they continue to mature and grow.

Be respectful to those around you

Be respectful to those around you
Be respectful to those around you

Respect in the Classroom Video

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to help your students or children understand ways to be respectful in the classroom? Take a moment to view our video featuring Respectful Rabbit. Joni will discuss a few ways that you can portray respect in the classroom, announce the contest winner, share a letter written to Respectful Rabbit, and let you know how your letter could be featured in one of our videos.

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Respect in the Classroom Activity Book

Want something more than just the printable list of ways to be respectful in the classroom? This coloring and activity book might be just what you're looking for. Includes 30 colored stickers, and 16 pages of pure fun. Make learning exciting with our Character, Respectful Rabbit.

Printable list of ways to be respectful in the classroom

If you missed the link during the video, or skipped the video, you can print your own copy of 'Ways to be respectful in the classroom' here. You can also click on the large photo above to print your copy.

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teaching respect

How to show respect

Someone once told me that their favorite character trait that we teach is respect. They believed that if someone had respect, all the other traits would follow easily. For example, if you respect yourself you will have confidence in your actions and if you are proud of who you are, you will be kind to others. So what are some ways that you can begin to teach children respect?

Respect the earth, pick up your trash.

Respect your body, get a good night's rest.

Respect your parents, don't throw a tantrum.

Respect yourself, do your very best.

Respect others, think before you speak.

Respect your toys, put them away when you are done playing with them.

Those are such a few example of ways to show respect. Don't wait, get started today by bringing respect to your household. But don't abuse the privilege of having someone respect you. Children learn from example and while it's important that they respect you, it is also important that you do the same to them.

Let's Be Respectful!  Children's book
Let's Be Respectful! Children's book

Social and emotional learning tools

Respectful Rabbit is a character that was created to help teach children respect, help children to understand what respect means, and help children to internalize respect. This friendly character gives children a creative outlet while building character in themselves.

Characters of Character has created a unique, friendly, and engaging way to reach children through the use of our nine characters. While building character in children, in this case respect, our organization is also helping children develop skills such as social and decision making. Respectful Rabbit also allows children to establish an emotional connection, one that may have not been created before.

Respectful Rabbit helps children to internalize a valuable character trait, without children feeling like it is mandatory of them. Learning should be fun, not something that children dread. Respectful Rabbit provides children with an outlet to express themselves, while internalizing a very valuable trait. Through various tools and resources, our Character helps children internalize respect while helping to develop social skills, emotional skills, and so much more.

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Respect is earned!

"Many adults assume that respect is something that is simply given to them. That isn't true. Respect is something that is EARNED, not given. But that doesn't give anyone the right to be rude or inconsiderate, you should still show respect towards everyone and everything." Respectful Rabbit

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teaching respect to children

Respectul Rabbit Products Available

As our organization continues to learn and grow based on the needs of the people that we meet, we add new products to our line. We now offer a variety of children's books, positive reinforcements, character education programs, bookmarks, coloring books, and more! The best part is that we never quit working to make better, and more efficient products to fit the needs of those trying to teach character to children. Whether you are a parent, educator, or just someone looking to make a difference in the life of a child, we offer tools and resources to help children better relate to the message that each Character represents. Click on the picture to see the products we have available for Respectful Rabbit!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks you guys!!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks, I'm a teacher, too and couldn't agree more!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: You are so right Chris, what a wonderful world this would be if we respected each other for who we are....

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @Mark736: Thank you Mark,

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: Respect back at ya Tolovaj!

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      CofCJenny LM 4 years ago

      @SteveKaye: Thanks, you're right again Steve!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Wonderful idea! Thank you for publishing this lens. It's important.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing.........

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Well done. Respect to fellow lensmaster!

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      Mark736 5 years ago

      Great video. Keep up the good work!

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      akolstad 5 years ago

      The first thing that should be given and taught is respect simple because the student exists.

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      Respect is very important... especially for children.

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      careermom 6 years ago

      Respect is fundamental. It is so important that children learn to respect themselves so that they can respect others.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Respect is so important - prejudice and discrimination would end if respect were to triumph.

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      eclecticeducati1 6 years ago

      Great tips! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am a teacher and the kids we see these days have no idea what manners and respect really are. Good for you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      We need to return to good manners and respect for sure.

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      @jgelien: I don't think that's necessarily true.

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      jgelien 6 years ago

      Respect is something sadly lacking in today's society. I am happy to read about your efforts to teach children about it. Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      LOVE IT!!!! GREAT JOB!!