In honor of Halloween, I have some special tips for parents, as provided by Gang Task Force:
Impress upon your child the importance of school and good grades
Spend quality time with your children
Get involved in your child’s school activities
Establish rules, set limits and be consistent, firm and fair in punishment
Encourage good study habits
Respect your child’s feelings and attitudes and help them develop self-esteem
Watch closely for negative influences
Improve your own self-esteem so your children can model themselves after the most important “role model”—YOU.
All gang research and interviews I've shared was vital to me as I researched for my latest novel, Fear No Evil. Have a happy Halloween!