Understand they may not have YOUR life...

My kids have often asked me straight out.. "Why would he be that way?".. "Why is she so nasty?"

I say the same thing every time, "Maybe they don't have a mom and dad that are nice to them or maybe they have a home that's unhappy, maybe someone is mean to them"..

I always make sure they understand that people are nasty because they FEEL nasty... and to know it's NOT THEM.. and maybe a little understanding and tolerance.. can help and keep them from being affected...

I always say the same thing to them, "be bold, be strong, teach people how to treat you and be KIND".

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About Jessica
Born: Novato, California
Current: Sherman Oaks, California
Birth: May 28
On Moms.com since: Aug 5, 2013
We live in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a writer, comedian, actor and single mom of two. Parenting is hard. I try to keep a sense of humor about it all and find the find the funny... in what is most likely NOT funny (i.e. boogers, meltdowns, homework, etc.).