Archive for April, 2013

Recently I gave a talk about exclusionary behavior in children. Although at the surface the discussion was about secrets and bullying, underneath the theme was group categorization processes. Group categorization is a regular topic of this blog because it is facilitated by stereotypes. Group categorization is also a topic is at the root of exclusionary […]

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 20:29 | 0 comments
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Today’s post concludes the current blog post series with the remaining five tips and explanations. The series covered a topic that was originally introduced on The Communicated Stereotype in a post titled How To Talk To Your Child About Exclusionary Behavior. Tip 16: Avoid stereotyping and absolutes of ‘always’ and ‘never” such as saying, “dresses […]

Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 18:16 | 0 comments
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Exclusionary behavior is a natural yet disturbing part of childhood. To help children avoid this behavior and deal with it when they are unable to avoid it, The Communicated Stereotype has been offering tips for How to Talk to Your Child about Exclusionary Behavior. Be forewarned, as this series winds down some of the tips […]

Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 22:54 | 0 comments
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For those who have been following my Tips series titled How to Talk to Your Child about Exclusionary Behavior, the series is almost at an end. I have included two new tips below and will post the remaining six tips before May. On May 1st, I will post all twenty tips so that they are […]

Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 19:33 | 0 comments
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This blog offers three more tips in my ongoing series titled How to Talk to Your Child about Exclusionary Behavior. Tip 9: Take punishment off the table. Let your child know you won’t be mad at what they will tell you. Why? Children learn to avoid punishment at by the time they are toddlers. As […]

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 21:53 | 0 comments
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Today I offer Tip 7 and Tip 8 in my continuing series on How to Talk to Your Child about Exclusionary Behavior. Tip 7: Define difficult concepts like ‘secret,’ ‘bully,’ and ‘friend’ in accessible ways and set easy to follow ground rules that respond to your child’s concerns. Why? Some words seem simple but really […]

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 19:42 | 0 comments
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Continuing my series on Tips for How to Talk to Your Child about Exclusionary Behavior, today I offer Tip 5 and Tip 6. Tip 5: Gain your child’s confidence by using persuasive tactics in that moment. Don’t assume your child ‘should’ talk to you because you are their parent. Why? In these moments children are […]

Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 12:52 | 0 comments
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It was a powerful moment when I learned today that one of the Boston suspects had said the words “I don’t have a single American friend.” According to The Independent, “The photos reveal that, despite living in the US for more than five years, he had trouble assimilating, and claimed not to have “a single […]

Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 20:34 | 0 comments
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Recently I gave a talk about exclusionary behavior in children. Although at the surface the discussion was about secrets and bullying, underneath the theme was group categorization processes. Group categorization is a regular topic of this blog because it is facilitated by stereotypes. Group categorization is also a topic is at the root of exclusionary […]

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 21:31 | 0 comments
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Stereotypes are bad for business. This sounds obvious, but it’s not. My recent webinar for the National Diversity Council provided me the opportunity to explain why in more depth. The webinar was based on one of my blogs previously posted on The Communicated Stereotype. Please check out the webinar to find out more about why […]

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 22:34 | 0 comments
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