Eli & Ozzy

Kids Learning About Respect

Virtues and values are learned through modeling, experiences, daily routines, and stories. In this book we focus on the development of respect for others, learning to look more carefully and learn about the amazing people around us. Careful observation and respect lead us to treating others with greater care.

Often, it’s simple gestures like a smile, eye contact, or a moment of conversation, that allows someone to be “seen”. The experience of having someone notice what is special about us is important to every human, whether we are at school, at home, or in the community. Respect for others softens our hearts, makes us better listeners, improves trust, and helps us build better relationships.

The more we offer respect to others, the more we are likely to receive. The golden rule (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you) is built upon a foundation of respect. Learning to respect others and themselves is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children. We hope this book gives you one more tool to bring the gift of respect to your family.
Meet the Authors

Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson worked as a high school special education teacher and then as a county and district school administrator for more than 30 years.

He is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation, which offers training and support materials for parents and schools, primarily focusing on establishing healthy behavior patterns and early learning success during the PK to Grade 3 early learning success during the PK to Grade 3 early childhood years.

Bob lives with his wife Nancy in Michigan and has four adult children (and some beautiful grandkids). He has performed training and keynotes in 48 states and several countries, and is the author of more than 20 books for educators, parents, and children.

Meet the Authors

Tonja Howard

Tonja Howard joined forces with the pioneers of the positive parenting movement early in her parenting journey.

She is a Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and Parenting Coach. She has also served on the Board of The Positive Discipline Association, which led her to spending countless hours in parenting groups, engaging with parents from diverse backgrounds. She became a mentor in "connected parenting" and continues to work in the parenting arena.

Tonja lives with her husband, Jason, they have two teenage daughters, three dogs and two horses. They split their time between Arizona and Idaho and love to travel.