WEEK 20: Be an Upstander:
Such a powerful word. It can be exasperating hearing that word from your child after you have asked them to do something. There are times, however, when it is crucial that our kids are able to stand up for themselves and just say ”no.” It is important to teach our kids to recognize and stand up for their rights and those of others. Upstanders are able to express their needs in honest and respectful ways, which will help them in making friends and wise decisions. Part of being assertive is also learning to listen to and honor the decisions of others. Learning these healthy communication skills early in life will help our children as they build strong relationships now and into adulthood.
This week the Puppet Kids are faced with a variety of situations, where they need to practice standing up for themselves or others. It takes courage, but they soon learn that being an upstander is part of being a leader.