December POWerful Word – DIGNITY – Week 2

Think of the people in your life who are your family members, your friends, your teachers and your classmates. All these people deserve to be treated with dignity– like they are worthy of care and attention. Let’s discuss how we can treat others with dignity. (1) When our parents or friends are having a tough day, how can we treat them with care and attention? How might someone respond who DOES NOT treat them with dignity? (2) Let’s talk about listening. How do we know if someone is really listening? How can listening to someone show that they matter? (3) When a new person comes to class or a friend seems “different” from others, how can we respond? How can including others show that they are worthy of care and attention? We must treat others with dignity! How else can we do that? Great!

If you have time: HOW can you meet a new classmate who might seem lonely (i.e. question, compliment, name, invitation)? What happens when we ignore?