Not just the Aretha Franklin kind either.
It's our job as parents to raise our children to be good, not judge others and most importantly, to have the respect for others that they deserve.
While it's a lot of pressure for parents to be under, it's nothing we can't handle. The Give Respect campaign has faith in us that we can teach our children right from wrong. Dedicated to preventing dating abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse, the Give Respect campaign wants to teach children that strength does not equal violence.
From their website: The RESPECT! Campaign is the Family Violence Prevention Fund's (FVPF) latest initiative to advance a national movement to promote healthy relationships through positive role modeling and respect education. By individuals everywhere to be part of the solution, the RESPECT! Campaign provides everyday tools and resources to show help teach young people about respect in relationships. Through this campaign, the Family Violence Prevention Fund seeks to amplify a national conversation about the critical role that parents, teachers, coaches, and other living, breathing role models to young people have to play in helping all of our sons and daughters shape a world that is free of relationship violence.
In coordination with Macys, the Give Respect campaign has these gorgeous faux-leather bracelets for sale. Half of the proceeds from bracelets purchased will go to the Family Violence Prevention Fund's RESPECT! campaign.
In honor of teaching respect, the Give Respect campaign has given me one of these bracelets to giveaway.
To enter, leave a comment below and tell me how you plan on teaching your children respect.
Contest will end May 15th, 2009 at 11:59pm (eastern standard time).