Month of January
Tolerance and Name calling
All too often name calling begins as a playful thing between friends or acquaintances. However, it turns to disrespectful and rude behavior quickly sometimes. Students at the middle school level have a difficult time thinking ahead, and do not realize what they thought was, "in fun" is actually hurting someone. The best way for a teenage child to understand, is to see appropriate, kind behavior in action. Model the kind of behavior that is appropriate, not the kind of rude behavior often seen on TV or in movies.
Here is a great article that will help parents if their child is a victim/target of name calling and/or intolerance: