No matter how you slice it, being called a “jerk” is not a good thing. Whether you define it as “an annoyingly stupid or foolish person” or a “cruel, rude or small-minded” person, the term is far-reaching. It applies to everyone from the person who cuts in front of you in the supermarket line or the schoolyard bully who makes your kid’s life miserable.
No parent wants to raise a jerk, but it’s not enough to just hope for the best. You have to put in the work if you don’t want your child to fit into anyone’s definition of the term. Here are 13 tips from professionals and parents on how not to raise a jerk.
Kevon Owen is a child and adolescent therapist in Edmond Oklahoma and a featured contributing author in this article. To read the full article please click this link. To consult with Kevon about your child and adolescent therapy needs call 405-740-1249 or click here.