Are You too Nice for Your Own Good? Seven Ways to Gain Appreciation and Respect
by Preston Ni
There is nothing wrong with being kind and generous, but self-respect and a sense of our own limitations means that we must learn to say "no" in some cases.
Children Should Show Respect, As Should Parents
by John Petersen
This helpful article tackles the challenges faced by parents who feel that their children do not respect them. Oftentimes oppositional children are rebelling against the demand for obedience that comes with the expectation of respect. Parents on this track need to reverse their course and incarnate respect as compassion, dignity, and equality.
Guidelines for Ethical Living
by Arthur Dobrin
In Psychology Today, the author sets down a humanist code of ethics for holding life sacred. On of the precepts is: "Self-respect and respect for others go hand-in-hand."
How Do You Gain Respect in Prison?
Two prison inmates share the things incarcerated men and women can do to gain respect while serving time.
How to Get the Respect You Secretly Crave
by Kimberly Key
Key maintains that lack of respect leads to living defensively, fear of others, and feelings of worthlessness. A healthy, self-respecting ego, on the other hand, is resilient, loving, empathic, creative, attentive, joyful, and always learning.
If You Don't Respect Yourself, Who Will?
by Richard and C.R. Zwolinski
The Zwolinski's make a case for the need for self-respect to enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. See also "Americans Want Self-Respect" by Dr. Rick Nauert.
In Relationships, Respect May Be Even More Crucial Than Love
by Peter Gray
"Love without respect is dangerous; it can crush the other person, sometimes literally," writes Gray for Psychology Today. "We all need respect, especially from those who are closest and most intimately connected with us."
On Self-Respect: Joan Didion's 1961 Essay from the Pages of Vogue
by Joan Didion
In this seminal essay by the famous writer, she makes a good case for the virtue and value of self-respect. Near the end of the essay, she writes: "To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth, which for better or for worse, constitutes self-respect, is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent."
Respect at School in Decline, Survey Shows
by Greg Toppo
Polls show negative feelings about teachers and their lack of respect for students and parents. It's all about expectations and modeling behavior.
Respect in Families
an interview with Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Respect has many dimensions, according to Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot: observation, attention, empowerment, and dialogue. It's built on empathy and appreciation that foster trust.
Respect: The Starting Point for Good Ethics
by Mark S. Putnam
Many adults remember being told by their parents to "respect your elders" as a burden to bear. Then this same generation adopted the mantra: "Respect must be earned." If someone didn't earn it or deserve it, they didn't get it. Putnam presents a third alternative: Ethics requires respect, which has a profound impact on your character.
by Linda Mackenzie
Mackenzie goes beyond psychology and human limitations to consider respect as the positive life force in every living thing, responsible for such qualities as faith, trust, hope, and charity. To develop spiritual respect, she encourages us to live in the moment, let go of judgment and negative emotions, accept responsibility for our actions, be self-reliant, and reduce stress.
Teaching Men Respect Is the Only Way to Prevent Violence Against Women
by Nelly Thomas
The author contends that men need to respect women and view them as equals. This spiritual teaching offers an alternative to the chauvinist view that women exist to be controlled and dominated by men.
Why I Won't Teach My Kid to Respect Authority
by Kathleen Quiring
A concerned parent wonders whether it is wise to order children to always have the highest regard for those in power -- parents, teachers, police officers, pastors, etc. She believes that they do not deserve any more or less respect than anyone else.