I think self respect and self worth, are very important to have and to teach to every one. self respect is something as simple as using manners. when you say 'please' and 'thank you' , you are showing respect. if you dress with respect for your figure, and your age, you are showing people you have value and self worth. this starts from the youngest age, even newborn. you encourage your children to play nice, to share, to be gentle with smaller babies. there is so much more I could say about this. it is just so important. marie.