Teaching Tolerance

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.

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I Let My Son Wear A Dress, Don't Call Me a Bad Mom

Danielle Lucia Schaffer, the blogger behind City Girl Gone Mom, is raising four confident kids. When her youngest son dressed up in his older sister's princess costumes, she celebrated his innocent play. That's until another mom told her she was a bad parent. Now she's encouraging all parents to have an open mind.
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Middle School Shut Down After Transgender Girl, 12, Threatened on Parents Facebook Group

Threats apparently made by adults on social media against a 12-year-old transgender student who has attended classes for two years without incident led a small, rural Oklahoma school district to shut down classes Monday and Tuesday.
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Disney Channel Has Its First 'Coming Out' Storyline

The show Andi Mack is about to have a major character realize he's gay—and come out to his friends. 
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One Mom Blogger Aims to Stop Cultural Appropriation in Costumes

"If we are going to dress up as a real person, we have to make sure we are doing it in a way that is respectful."
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I Would Be Proud If My Child Took The Knee

While Donald Trump and the NFL duked it out over this form of protest on Twitter and at games nationwide, an entire team of 8-year-old football players made the call to kneel. And I support them.
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More Teaching Tolerance

Your Age-by-Age Guide to Talking About Race

Find out what children understand about racial differences and how to talk to them about it in our age-by-age guide.
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How to Wipe Out Prejudices Before They Start

Kids pick up on prejudice at an early age. Learn what experts are doing to stop negative beliefs before they take root.
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The White Supremacist Rally in Charlottesville Is a Wakeup Call for Parents

Nazis used to be just a history lesson—but what happened in Charlottesville shows that we need to help our kids fight against hate and intolerance.