A stand-up performance
Role playing can help prepare your child to deal with situations that challenge him to stand up for what is right. Begin by assuring your child that there is usually someone around who can assist with conflicts: a teacher, a neighbor or another adult. Come up with scenarios in which he has to go against the group. Ask your child to act out ways to respond to the situation: Can you help your friends make better decisions? How would you react to someone who is bullying a friend? Have him brainstorm solutions and devise a positive plan of action.