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The ROAR Show is committed to helping children understand respect and responsibility by helping them build self-esteem and strong character. Parents need help, too. The following article contains wonderful advice to help your children who may fall prey to being bullied.

Bullying can make daily life extremely difficult for children and can even affect them for their whole lives. Here is a guide on what to do if you think your child may be bullied:

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/13/what-to-do-when-your-child-is-being-bullied/#ixzz1q5Xoorgi 




Butt dials aside (no pun intended), why would anyone take the time to call another person and then not leave a message, even if it's to say "sorry I missed you?" I've misdialed numbers and after hearing the message realizing that I did, I leave a message apologizing that I called the wrong number. It only takes seconds to be courteous. 

I found this outstanding article about "Respect - How to teach it and how to show it." It's written by Steve McChesney and well worth the read. It's reprinted here with his permission. Visit him at http://www.bullyfreekids.com. Steve thanks for sharing, Al The Respect Guy

One of the most important things you can teach your child is respect.

Keep in mind that respect is not the same as obedience. Children might obey because they are afraid. If they respect you, they will obey because they know you want what's best for them.

The best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begin to understand how important it is.

Keep in mind the saying "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Respect is an attitude. Being respectful helps a child succeed in life. If children don't have respect for peers, authority, or themselves, it's almost impossible for them to succeed.

A respectful child takes care of belongings and responsibilities, and a respectful child gets along with peers.

Schools teach children about respect, but parents have the most influence on how respectful children become. Until children show respect at home, it's unlikely they will show it anywhere else.

How can you show respect to your child?

Be honest - If you do something wrong, admit it and apologize.

Be positive - Don't embarrass, insult or make fun of your child. Compliment them.

Be Trusting - Let your child make choices and take responsibility.

Be fair - Listen to your child's side of the story before reaching a conclusion.

Be polite - Use "please" and "thank you". Knock before entering your child's room.

Be reliable - Keep promises. Show your child that you mean what you say.

Be a good listener - Give your child your full attention.

Children learn from everything we say and do. Make sure that you are modeling respectful behavior. Some of things you can do are:

Obey laws - Follow rules.

Be caring - Show concern for people, animals and the environment.

Avoid poor role models - When you see examples of disrespect, discuss them.

When you set rules at home, explain to your child why the rule is important. For instance, if the rule is "No TV between 4:00 and 6:00" it is because this is homework time and homework is important to keep grades up in school.

Teach your child to respect themselves. Self-respect is one of the most important forms of respect. Once we respect ourselves, it is easier to respect others.

Your opinion means a lot to your child. If you believe your child can succeed, they will believe they can as well.

Build their independence. Give them responsibilities as soon as they can handle them.

Help them set and achieve goals. Their self-respect will skyrocket when they see themselves achieving those goals.

Encourage honesty. Let your child know that they may be able to fool some people, but they can't fool themselves. There is no pride in stealing, cheating, or lying.

Most importantly, show love! Say 'I love you" often and give plenty of hugs and kisses.

If your child makes a mistake, remind them that they are still loved.

Age affects children's respect. Children and adults deserve respect at every age. Here is a guideline based on age:

Babies - They are too young to show respect but when you meet their needs, they learn to trust you. This helps as they get older because respect for authority is based on trust.

Toddlers - They are old enough to learn to say "please" and "thank you".

Preschoolers - This is a good time to teach rules and consequences.

Elementary age - They show the most respect for adults who make fair rules. It helps to let them have a say in the rules that they are expected to follow.

Middle and High Schoolers - Allow them to show independence, such as clothing or hairstyles, but make sure you have guidelines. They will appreciate the respect you are showing them. We respect you and the incredible job that you have, being a parent.

Have a great day!

Steve McChesney

Steve and Lisa McChesney publish and produce a daily self-esteem and self-confidence building newsletter for both children and adults. Lisa is a Public School Teacher and Steve manages three karate schools. Visit them at http://www.bullyfreekids.com

"Flying the flag of the United States of America, Old Glory"

The ROAR Show School Assembly Program would like to wish the United States a Happy Birthday on the 4th of July, 2011.

The ROAR Show is an enrichment, motivational, school show that teaches elementary school children about respecting others and acting responsibly. Respect doesn't end with people but should also include our country. By flying our flag on national holidays we can show respect to the United States and the people who have served for us.

As a reminder, from Al The Respect Guy, if you are going to fly the flag after sunset, it should be lit.




I had two quick things to pick up at the grocery store. There was only one gentleman in line before me. He only had five items. When it came time to pay for his purchase, he swiped his credit card and it was declined. The clerk suggested that he try to swipe his card a second time. Again it didn’t work. He swore he had plenty of credit. The customer then tried to call his card company to find out what was wrong. The clerk was very patient, but by this time there were three more costumers who got in line behind me. After not being able to reach the credit card company quickly the customer used another credit card to complete his purchase. What should have taken me a few minutes to run into the store, make my purchase and leave, now seemed like an eternity. What happened next surprised me and impressed me beyond measure. As the gentleman pick up his bag of groceries he turned to all of us behind him and apologized for the delay and any inconvenience he may have caused us! Was he being respectful by apologizing or just using common courtesy? He is what I call a true gentleman. He really brought home the message of The ROAR Show, which is Respect Others and Act Responsibly.

The ROAR Show School Assembly Program helps children learn, and put into action, the fundamentals of respect and acting responsibly. Showing respect to others is just the start, we also talk to the students about respecting property and the planet - environment. In the show we share ideas and examples of how they, as children, can make positive choices that will show their respect of and to others, property and the planet.

To book this assembly program at your school, please contact:

Al "The Respect Guy" at 1-800-874-2591


Someone once said that a little respect goes a long way. I believe that self respect goes with you a lifetime.

How do you teach elementary level school children the importance of self respect? There are several, examples discussed and shared in The ROAR Show School Assembly Program. 


To book this assembly program at your school, please contact:

Al "The Respect Guy" at 1-800-874-2591








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