Our Target: We’re trying to help our kids be able to tell the difference between tattling and seeing a problem for which they actually need help. We want to cut out tattling and teach our kids how to either solve a small problem with friends on their own or know when it’s time to ask for help with bigger problems.
Team Up! Try these simple ideas to help your child want to talk.
Just ASK: Simply ask your child: “Do you know what policemen & women do?” Tell your kids that they help people when they are hurt, and they stop people who are breaking the rules so that others aren’t hurt and people’s things aren’t damaged or broken.
People don’t tattle to the police; they call for help when they’re in great need. You can actually get in big trouble for making a fake or unimportant call to 9-1-1.