4 Ways to Promote Tolerance and Respect in Your Child

Try these simple methods for encouraging good citizenship.




  1. Make her feel special, safe, and loved.
    Don't spare words of praise or affection. A loved child learns to love others.
  2. Teach him about new places, people, and cultures.
    Expose him to different perspectives through books, music, food, and cultural events. Intervene when you hear or see intolerant behavior and encourage healthier ways he can interact with others.
  3. Use positive comments to shape and reinforce her behavior.
    Instead of saying "No," offer helpful alternatives, such as "Be gentle," or "Why don't you take turns?" 
  4. Model tolerance and respect.
    He'll learn how to interact with others by watching how you discuss, relate to, and value people.
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