How To Teach the Difference Between Tattling and Reproting
Tattling is when children complain to adults about minor infractions caused by a person or a group. It is a common occurrence among young children at home and in the classroom. Often we try to ignore children who like to tattle but that might convey them that their concerns are not important, and in case of a threatening situation, the incident or threat might not even be reported. Teaching children the difference between tattling and reporting can save teachers and parents from a lot of frustration while ensuring that unsafe situations be reported promptly. The video below presents a great lesson to help children understand the difference between tattling and reporting.