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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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.
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Why We Need to Go Beyond Not Seeing Color—Even for Little Kids

Trying to understand the troubles with "color blindness" in a way kids can understand? Try one of these six metaphors.
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How My Childhood Experience With Racism Helped Me Explain My Different Skin Color to My Toddler

My daughter was only 2 when she asked me why I’m darker than her. Because of her white skin, I know she’ll never have the same experiences with racism I did growing up, but I’ll be sure she understands why they were wrong.
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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.
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6 Reasons 'All Lives Matter' Doesn't Work—in Terms Simple Enough for a Child

Looking for a way to explain the difference between "Black Lives Matter" and "All Lives Matter"? Try one of these six metaphors.
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11 Black Charities to Donate Money to as a Family

The killing of George Floyd has sparked a global cry against police brutality and movement to address unequal justice. Here are 11 places to donate this week to support anti-racist efforts and protests against police brutality.
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The White Parent's Guide to Raising Anti-Racist Kids

How you engage your children in talks around race can make all the difference in their inclusiveness of others. These are the best ways white parents can lead impactful and meaningful conversations with their kids to dismantle racism.