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Beverly Beckham

Self-defense making a big IMPACT

Here’s what we’ve all been taught. To be polite. To be quiet. To not make a scene. To go with the flow. To be aware of other people’s feelings.

Here’s what we teach our children: To acknowledge a person’s presence. To look someone in the eye. To say “please” and “thank you.” To not interrupt. To say “excuse me.” To be respectful.

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