7 Ways to Teach Kids Tolerance ...

149
COMMENT

Most of us are lucky to live in a free country with freedom of speech and religious expression and equal rights, but itโ€™s still important that we teach kids tolerance to maintain the efficacy of these values and preserve them for future generations.

Tolerant children (and adults) make for a better and responsible society where everyone is equal and differences are welcomed, not shunned.

Here are some ways we can teach kids tolerance.

1. We Need to Try and Get along

The first way to help teach kids tolerance is to stress the importance of getting along with other people in the world.

We are, after all, constantly surrounded by new people who we may or may not like โ€“ we just have to get along.

If you sense your child doesnโ€™t like a particular person because of their appearance (hair color or skin color, disability etc), explain that there are all sorts of people in the world and that we have to get along with everyone, not just those who look the same as us or we like the look of.

Children learn this from their parents โ€“ if they see you being prejudiced towards others, they will respond to that.

Remind children that, inside, we are all the same, regardless of what is on the outside.

How Would You like to Be Treated?
Explore more ...