Understanding Our Excuses - The Excuse Interpreter
• Australian Government
Produced as part of the Stop it at the Start initiative this guide will help you learn about ways we overlook disrespectful behaviour towards women and girls without knowing it.
How we talk to our kids – the words we use, influences what our kids’ think is ok and what is not. But our words can have hidden meanings. The things we say in front of our kids can be taken in the wrong way. Without meaning to, we can say things or use words that excuse disrespectful behaviour towards women.
You can use Understanding our Excuses to avoid words and phrases that might be taken the wrong way by our kids and, without us knowing it, give them the wrong message about respect.