Creating Lasting Change
SCENARIO: Recently, your child has begun to use the word "gay" at home in a derogatory manner. You ask them about this, and your child informs you that everyone at school talks like that and it's no big deal. You let your child know that it’s not acceptable to use this word to hurt people and you explain the reasons. A week later, you receive a call from the principal, informing you that your child has been involved in a bullying situation. Following a meeting with the principal, you learn that your child has supported the bullying of a student who was taunted for being "gay".