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Tip of the Month

posted Sep 11, 2018, 9:46 AM by Kristin Snell

by Ned Russell, Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County

Tip – Asset #29  Honesty-Young person tells the truth even when it is not easy.

Always praise children when they are honest. If they own up to a misdeed, avoid overreacting with anger or embarrassment which can discourage future honesty, but do express your sadness and disappointment. If your child admits to breaking your favorite, valuable keepsake, keep in mind that encouraging honesty is more important than the item, regardless of price. Of course, although everyone hates to do it, set a good example for them by admitting to your own mistakes.

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