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Talk With Your Child About Safety

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Listen To Your Child

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Listen To Your Child

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This sounds simple, right? But, it can be daunting as families go through the pace of everyday life. It doesn’t help that kids often talk about things in a roundabout way.

Sometimes, the more important the topic, the harder it is for kids to express it. So, as a parent, you must stop, listen, and ask questions. Make sure your kids understand no topic is off-limits.

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Practice And Encourage Good Emotional Hygiene

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Kids React Differently To School Violence

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Hey Kids! Tell Someone About Your Concerns, And [KEEP TALKING] Until Someone Listens!

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Hey Parents! We’re Talking To You!

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We understand that every child is different. Every parent wants the best (and to think the best of their child.) But, sometimes (through no fault of anyone) kids need some extra help. Love your child enough to recognize troubling signs and make the effort to get your child the help he needs.

You can’t be expected to know everything, but be brave enough to take the extra step to access outside help. Has your child exhibited any of these behaviors? Do you (or your child) know anyone who does?

If you need to talk to someone, call 1-800-273-TALK or the Mental Health Association of Illinois: 312-368-9070

Never hesitate to contact your school if you have concerns or questions. Find out what resources are available through your school.

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