Start the Conversation
Build a strong connection by starting the conversation with these tips.
Building a strong connection through meaningful conversations on tough topics is one of the most important and effective ways to protect children from gangs. Successful conversations that don’t cause emotional harm start from a safe and open place.
Before starting a conversation:
It is never too early to start the conversation!
Gangs target children as young as 10 years old from a variety of demographic, geographic, and socio-economic environments so it is important to start the conversation as early as elementary school. The Book of Super was created to encourage parents to start the conversation early. It can help your 6 to 8 year-old child build confidence, learn more about your family’s cultural story, resolve conflicts, and identify a support network they can trust. While your child learns through play and art creation, you can discuss important topics like self-identity, cultural background, bullying and peer pressure in a protective family environment.