Teaching Kids to Accept Being Different

Tips on Helping Kids to Accept Differences

TEAS, SD--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - Children are more attuned to differences between other children and have a tendency to point them out, causing distress and anxiety. However, one expert says it is possible to teach children to embrace the things that make them different.

Kari Kay, author of "Floppy Cat," from the Floppy Cat Company (www.floppycat.com), based her children's book on the life of her real cat, Floppy, who was born with a balance problem that turned his walk into a staccato strut. She is using his trials as a metaphor for the differences children are prone to spot.

Her tips for children include:

--  Keep your head held high at all times -- No matter your situation,
    always have faith that being yourself is more than enough to make the most
    out of life.
--  Don't let challenges hold you back from doing or getting what you want --
    Life isn't always going to be easy, but that doesn't mean you should let
    its challenges hold you back.
--  Figure out what you want and go for it and be willing to learn new
    things -- It's easier knowing what you don't want than what you do want,
    but once you've figured it out, don't let anything stand in your way.
--  Believe in yourself!  Use your uniqueness to move forward in life --
    Being different isn't a burden. It's a gift. Use it to your advantage
    instead of letting it hold you back.
--  Stay positive!  Look for the good in every situation -- Even at its
    worst, life can still have its good points, if we only look for them.

"If you want to live life fully -- stay focused on what you want, look for the good, and never let challenges stand in your way," Kay said. "Rather, you use them as opportunities to grow and become all that you want to be."

About Kari Kay

Kari Kay is a renaissance woman -- Success coach, mother, entrepreneur, author, and she holds a BS in Animal Science and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology. She then shifted gears to run a business performing ultrasound tests on cattle, and also spent 15 years as a wellness consultant. She's combined several of her past lives to produce a children's book that is entertaining and also touts a broader theme.

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