Discuss your own childhood experiences with this in- and out-group acceptance and rejection in terms of the emotional consequences you experienced.

Answer the following:

  1. How did your parents handle this situation?
  2. How would or do you handle this situation as a parent? That is, what are you willing to do to help your child be accepted by peers (e.g., you would not kiss the child in front of other children; you would buy cool clothes regardless of cost). Be sure to specify at least two adjustments you are willing to make and two you are not willing to make.
  3. Explain why you believe these are the right decisions and how they will help your child.