Parents

Parents Make a Difference
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Adapted from Reader Digest - put your best word forward

Be a Role Model

Children observe how parents and guardians react in situations. Speak out against discriminatory remarks and racial slurs so that your child knows you will not tolerate them. Also, engaging in simple acts, such as saying thank you to people or offering to help a neighbor will show your children that you respect others.

Set Standards

Although adolescents strive for independence, they still need guidance and standards. Let your child know that name calling and discriminatory remarks will not be accepted in your home.

Help Build Awareness

Teach your children to recognize intolerance and encourage them not to support this behavior. Discuss responses your kids might use in these situations.

Build Self Esteem

Kids who bully and tease often do so because of low self esteem. They try to put others down to make themselves feel better. Build your child's self esteem by praising them for good deeds and by showing them your appreciation.

Stay Involved

Know what's going on in your child's life and let them know that you are available to talk.

(Reader's Digest Liftime Learning Systems)


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