Hey Parents!  Remember the “social norms “survey you completed last fall? The results are in and they reveal very positive traits and choices our students make, and speak positively of the importance of our role influencing their lives.

Understanding Social Norms Theory:

The most visible behavior is the most believed behavior. Visible behaviors are seen as normal- acceptable behaviors. Therefore, they are desirable behaviors in a social group. For example, Students see other students drinking and perceive that that behavior is the norm. Therefore, they increase their drinking to “fit in” to the norm of the group.

What does this mean for parents?

Most people misperceive much of the behavior in their social group. Thus EVERYONE in a given community is a “carrier” of inaccurate information.  This social norms study aims to provide accurate information. Parents can help spread the consistent message, confirmed by survey results, that most Faith Lutheran students are making good choices. We must also be vigilant with our parenting! Continue to assist students with making good decisions via communication, regular monitoring and boundaries.
  • Be an active part of the parent campaign by talking to your child and other FL parents!
  • Communicate the survey results regularly.
  • Check out the banners and posters around the perimeter of campus and near the Shield.
  • Look for information in all the major communication venues.
  • Follow us on Twitter@FLParentNorms or on Facebook FLCourageousParenting
Help Faith parents spread the word!

5 Tips to Being a Courageous Parent

1.  Educate
2.  Communicate    
3.  Know Their Friends AND Their Families
4.  Help Them Know God
5.  Don’t Be a Hypocrite

For more information click on the link below:
5 Steps to Courageous Parenting
To join the safe community pledge please go to Crusader Connect.  You will see a yellow banner saying you have “X Forms(s) to Review.”  Click on that then choose to review the Safe Community Pledge.  You will be asked to indicate if you would like to participate and then electronically sign the form.
Then to access the list to see households that are participating, please go to your resource board on Crusader Connect and click on “View All: next to lists.  From there you will see the Safe Community Pledge and you can click run.  This list will always be updated live as families choose to opt in to the program.

Social Norms Videos


  • Refusal Skills, Drug and Bullying PowerPoint
    We just completed several meetings with parents and talked about keeping kids from doing risky behaviors.  Included in this PP are videos for parents to see about the refusal skills.
    Please note, this is a large file (297MB).
  • Refusal Skills Practice Worksheet
    This document was provided to 8th graders and parents at recent meetings about keeping kids from doing risky behaviors. This document gives some practical responses for our children to avoid risky situations.
  • Top Positive Social Norms Data

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