“What is respect” is a big concept to grasp. Try this definition of respect for kids, written in terms children can understand, and with examples of what is respect for others and what is respect for self.

A definition of respect includes 1) how you feel about someone and 2) how you treat him/her.

Respect is how you feel about someone
Having respect for someone means you think good things about who a person is or how he/she acts. You can have respect for others, and you can have respect for yourself.

Respect is how you treat someone
Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being.

Showing respect for others include things like not calling people mean names, treating people with courtesy, caring enough about yourself that you don’t do things you know can hurt you.