3 Ways to School Your Child to Stand Up for What’s Right
(New York, NY) – Children are often taught that things are wrong and wrong things must be fixed. Yet, children aren’t always able to identify the right thing to do in an issue.
Indeed, often it’s parent’s, teachers or others around them who teach kids that they’re wrong or they’re supposed to do something else. Kids rarely get the message that they’re not wrong but they can get the message that nothing is wrong.
You can change this behavior by teaching your child some strategies to help him be less intimidated about issues. Here are a few that can be implemented today.
Use Momentum as a Supporting Act
The best way to empower your child to stand up for what’s right is to do things that are right. Don’t try to talk your child out of taking action. Instead, use movement to let your child know it’s okay to stand up for what’s right.
For example, when your child is helping someone else by catching them a ball, play in the park or off the top of a high-rise building to show your child that it’s not wrong to stand up for people who are hurting.
Researching the Problem That Needs to Be Fixed
This is one of the most powerful strategies to empower children to be courageous about standing up for what’s right.
A recent survey of U.S. teachers found that more than 95 percent of respondents had experienced students being intimidated in the classroom and nearly half had seen someone get so scared about challenging their instructor’s ideas that they would give up or just leave the classroom.
This can be a serious problem. If your child is intimidated in school, it’s a sign that he can’t stand up for what’s right.
Teach your child to know the difference between teaching and listening. Stop teaching by telling your child that some ideas are valid, but others are not. By thinking first about what’s been taught instead of what your child has already heard, your child will be confident and empowered.
Force Your Child to Go to Home
If you’re trying to teach your child how to stand up for what’s right at school, resist the urge to give them assignments. Instead, use role playing or hidden cards to force your child to discuss important family issues like why they hate a relative or why they feel abandoned.
Use the times that you know they have the most time for homework or family meetings to talk about important issues.
Education isn’t punishment; it’s learning. Help your child by bringing discussions about things important to them.
You’re getting messages all the time from teachers, parents and other adults. You don’t always get what you need to know. Use what you know from using different words to help your child be a little more empowered by asking why he is asking for certain things.
Understand Your Competitors
When you think about your competitors, focus on their tactics. Ask how they are fighting for what they want. Review their strategies. Look at how they are trying to get what they want.
If your competitor has a strong action plan, look for better tactics. Seek information about the benefits or benefits of what your competitor wants. Follow what they are doing to achieve their goals.
If you can make a change for your competition, you will. You’ll bring clarity to your child’s perspective and empower him to stand up for what’s right.
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