‘What is Respect?,’ the 14th gem in Etan Boritzer’s renowned ‘What is?’ series. This bestselling collection is a cornerstone in guiding children through life concepts and navigating challenging topics, fostering the development of critical thinking skills and emotional intelligence.
What is Respect explores the multifaceted nature of respect. It goes beyond mere manners, delving into the realms of self-respect and consideration for others—be it friends, schoolmates, or family. Boritzer extends the exploration to include respect for the rich tapestry of religious and cultural diversity and, importantly, respect for our precious planet Earth.
The engaging and lively text is not just a read; it’s an invitation to interactive discussions filled with thought-provoking questions that spark real insights. ‘What is Respect?’ becomes a valuable companion in nurturing the next generation’s understanding of the world, instilling the importance of respect in all its dimensions.
What is Respect tackles a difficult and timely subject. Any parent or teacher will find this book to be a stimulating and excellent tool to open a discussion on exploring the many nuances of Respect. The author presents a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of respecting oneself, others, animals and objects. As an Educational Psychologist and Social Worker who has worked for 30 years with children, ages 4 to 18, I highly recommend this book.
Yael B. Neuman, Ph.D., LCSW, Educational Psychologist
Author Etan Boritzer brings a lot of valuable insights and questions on the subject of Respect for children and families to consider in this book. His style of stimulating children to think about this most important topic from many different directions will support their self-respect and self-love, as well as their respect and empathy for others.
Ruth Berlin, LCSW-C, Family Psychotherapist
How do we teach our children respect and what exactly does that mean? Etan Boritzer does a masterful job of making this concept and its endless application to real life scenarios easy to understand. Read it along with your kids so you can talk to them about it as you go. I would definitely recommend this to parents in my Psychology practice and parenting classes. Boritzer’s entire series “What Is” books should be required reading!
Dr. Judi Bloom, PsyD. MFT