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How can I teach my child tolerance for other?

In the 21st century, tolerance and racism seem to become less problematic than they were fifty years earlier. Today, more than ever, kids interact with people of differing ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Some parents welcome the fact that we live in an increasingly diverse society. Others may feel more hesitant, especially if they have not had much exposure to people different from themselves. Parents must be aware that a child’s success in life depends on tolerance. Since children learn mainly by example, it is prudent for parents to improve their own tolerance of others as their children grow older.

In the Jewish Community

Throughout the years, tolerance has always been a concern in the Jewish Community. With so many types of Jews in all different parts of the world, it is important to teach our children that there is more than one way of practicing Judaism. Even those sects that many consider deviant must be respected and treated properly.

Problems with tolerance in children often appear when a child is exposed to one with special needs. Take advantage of your child’s early childhood years and expose them to special needs children in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. They will acquire valuable sensitivities that are important throughout life.

Unfortunately, intolerance for Jews, otherwise known as anti-Semitism, is an ongoing problem. It is not uncommon for Jewish children to encounter anti-Semitism at a young age. It is important for children to know about anti-Semitism, its causes, and its effects. A healthy self-esteem is critical in children who are likely to experience anti-Semitism.

Use the links below to educate yourself about tolerance towards others. Learn about the importance of tolerance and why it is necessary for your child’s success in life.

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