On July 5, 2011, Lorna Blumen will be presenting a workshop to the Toronto District School Board on girls’ respect. Respect drives all our important life decisions – how we approach school, work, friendships and romance. Girls’ self-respect is under attack from all sides today – mean girl frenemies, unattainable media images, disrespect from adults – what’s a kid to do? Respect helps kids ride out the difficult preteen and teen years with resilience. Kids grounded in respect won’t bully others, make less vunerable targets, won’t seek out bullies as friends and won’t stand by when others are bullied. What are your ideas on what can be done to keep girls, and the boys around them, grounded in respect?
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