Kids don't naturally understand how to be tolerant. But they will with your supportive lessons and our tips on a whole host of tough topics like race, discrimination, disability, and more.
To accompany our article on "Kids Who Care," here are Websites that offer ways for families to get involved in volunteering. These sites have been carefully evaluated for Parents.com by a team of professors and students at Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
Photographer and mom Kirsten McGoey's #ABoyCanToo photo series breaks down gender stereotypes.
The actress and mom of two daughters shared her thoughts on raising global citizens and her approach to talking to her kids about differences.
Our expert resolves one mom and dad's disagreement about being naked in front of their kids.
Find out what children understand about racial differences and how to talk to them about it in our age-by-age guide.
Clever ideas for helping kids learn values without preaching or nagging.
Even if you're raising a family rooted in one faith, show your children how to connect with and tolerate other religions.
Imagine a world where children of all races and backgrounds understand and respect each other and grow up to be adults who do the same. It is possible with a little help from you.
What parents need to consider for their children who are siblings to a child with special needs.
A mom--and professor of politics and international affairs--reveals how she answers tough questions from her son about the war in Iraq.
Parenting advice from one of America's favorite experts.
Be prepared for the day when your child asks that tricky question you'd probably rather avoid.
It might not end up on Instagram, but a ruined family trip may teach you lessons you'll never forget.
We will definitely be trying this with our kids!
Kids pick up on prejudice at an early age. Learn what experts are doing to stop negative beliefs before they take root.
A fake line of baby food urges parents to stop feeding gender stereotypes to kids.
This video aims to help parents explain what LGBT means.
He's shy. You're social. She's a bully. You were hoping for a ballerina. Let's face it: Sometimes you'd love to change your child. But think twice; often it's the parent who needs a mental makeover.
How much does your child understand about war? How much should you tell her? Dr. James Garbarino, Co-Director of Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, addresses your concerns.
An expert's thoughts on the best way to help children through this tough time.
Since September 11, adults have learned to live with a new sense of uncertainty, but kids still need extra comfort, reassurance, and honesty.
Jan Faull, MEd, on helping kids learn to accept and include their classmates with disabilities.
When something as tragic and frightening as a school shooting occurs, children are bound to have many concerns. We turned to educational psychologist and Parents advisor Michele Borba, EdD, for the five best things you can say to reassure them now.
In an era marked by division, teaching children to embrace difference--and protecting them from racism and prejudice--is our moral imperative as parents.
Despite the stories of misunderstanding and hate we often hear, we shouldn't forget there's also a lot of kindness in the world, too.
I'm acknowledging now that my decision was made from a place of ignorance, and that I can do better.