Teaching Responsibility & Values

How can you raise a responsible kid? Here's what you need to know about family values, volunteering, money and time management, and more.

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5 Anti-Racist Role Models Your Kid Should Know

Now more than ever, our kids are in need of examples to follow in the fight to combat racism. Here are anti-racist activists from the past and present worth teaching them.

What 'Defund the Police' Means—In Terms Simple Enough for a Child to Understand

Recent events, like the murder of George Floyd and the shooting of Jacob Blake, have led to a movement to "defund the police." Here's how to explain the term to kids.

How to Explain White Privilege in Terms Simple Enough for a Child

The term white privilege is often misunderstood. But experts explain why it's important to teach your children what it means and how to do that based on their age.

These Powerful Murals By Black Immigrant Artists Show the True Reason Families Belong Together

The art, which was unveiled this week in three cities across the U.S., is the result of a partnership between Black immigrant artists and Families Belong Together, which works to permanently end family separation and detention.

The Dos and Don’ts of Talking About Race with Kids

In the midst of protests over racial injustice, it's important for white parents to talk about race with their kids. Experts explain how to get the conversation started and why it's necessary.

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If Elijah McClain Was Not Safe in the Hands of the Police, How Can My Child Be?

I naively viewed my daughter's quirks tied to her disability as a shield for her against racism or police brutality. But after Elijah McClain's death, I am planning to have the difficult conversation not knowing how much she will understand.

I Celebrate #BlackBoyJoy Because the Alternative is Too Painful

Being a Black boy in America comes with a long list of inequities starting as early as preschool. But I refuse to take my son's joy away prematurely.