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Old 02-01-2011, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Neezar View Post
Why are you telling her that she should have more tolerance of others and then say that you also call people out? .
I didn't say she should.. I said it's something to try... but what will call people out for is using fould language around kids.. it's just a bad idea.. and if you look at the people using that language.. those are normally the ones being intolerant...

If you really want to appreciate differences then you should keep your mouth shut to the ones using the bad language and teach your kids tolerance. .
Agreed... but when others are intruding.. and being offensive to others around them.. they should be "called out"... to turn a blind eye to such things is not being tolerant.. it's being a coward.

You should be focusing on teaching your kids that others may use bad language but that doesn't mean they have to do it also. And, of course, let them know you don't think it appropriate. But you must teach them that they ARE going to hear it from others and it will be their choice if they do it or not. Don't teach your kids that you are willing to make an ass of yourself to protect them. Teach them to be able to witness bad behavior, allow others to be themselves, but to be confident enough not mimick the bad behavior.
I do.. I teach my kids that to get a point across with such poor language is really the sign of a weak argument..
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