Our Emotions and Behaviour: Why Should I? – A book about Respect
A gentle picture book that examines the issue of respect in a reassuring way – perfect for young children who struggle with respecting possessions, or other people’s space or opinions. The story offers a way in to talk about what respect is and why it is important, reinforcing good behaviour. At the end of the story, there are notes for parents and teachers with suggestions of ways to help children deal with the big emotions they experience.
Arin really struggles with showing respect for his own possessions or those of others. He doesn’t see why he should respect other people’s space or opinions either. But when everyone gets upset with him, Arin feels upset, too. Grandpa helps to explain how being respectful shows care for others, and how treating others how he wishes to be treated himself will make him, and others, feel happier.