Life is not always easy and sometimes people can use some help. The I Am Not Raising a Victim campaign encourages people to find the help they need by providing links to government, not-for-profit and private companies that can help reduce their chances of becoming a victim.
Some of the greatest athletes ever could not have accomplished anything
without help from others. As a parent, it’s okay to ask for help.
WTDWTK believes that by helping parents find the resources they need, they can offer their kids the proper tools to deal with their problems, develop their self-esteem, learn to cooperate and to become leaders in their community. Our Resources for Parents section lists the services and agencies that can give you the information you need.
Visit our Resources for Parents section.
Just a Few Things Parents Can Do
Many parents say that their kids won’t talk to them about their problems. In many cases, this is because the parents have never really talked with their kids. They’v
e told their kids to do things, to not do things and to scold them when they do something.
Try having a conversation with them when they’re young. Without sounding like you are interrogating them, ask them about school, their friends, things they like or don’t like. It is not a guarantee, but it does show your kid that you will listen to them when they need you.
Don’t assume you know your kid. The six year old kid who liked to make forts with pillows in the living room may just develop into the sixteen year old who likes wearing leather and listening to heavy metal music. It may be hard to notice since you see them every day but every once in a while take a step back and take a good look. You may be surprised at how much they’ve changed.