Respect

Respect is perhaps the most obvious and most universally quality to building any relationship and making it last. Yet we have lost respect for so much, our communities, our country, our neighbors, strangers, our families and tragically ourselves.

If we are not taught to have respect for ourselves first how can we possibly have true respect for others or recognize respect given to us from others. Self respect could be the single greatest factor in preventing the abuse of our children and our future adults. When people are taught to respect themselves they enter into a circle of giving and receiving that exists at the very core of our need to belong and provides everything we need to give and receive it. This may be the single greatest factor in the work toward preventing family violence.

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