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Resources to Help You Talk to Your Child About Racism

Posted on 06/23/20 in Safety by Milestones

Resources to Help You Talk to Your Child About Racism

Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News by Child Mind Institute
With protests over the violent deaths of black Americans dominating the news, it’s understandable that many kids are feeling scared, confused or angry about the situation. How can parents, many of whom are struggling themselves, help children process what they’re seeing and manage their feelings? Click here.

There’s no one right answer. That said, there are a few guidelines parents can keep in mind to help kids deal with troubling news about race and violence... Click here.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism by Nationwide Children's Hospital
In light of recent events, many caregivers may find themselves struggling to talk about the concepts of race, ethnicity and racism with kids. What is discussed depends on a family’s make up and the community in which they live, but it is important for everyone to have the conversation. Remember: it is okay not to know all the answers. You can look them up and learn together!... Click here.

How to Talk Honestly With Children About Racism by PBS Kids
In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and in the midst of protests around the country, we’re again left wondering what we should say to our children about racism in America. What is too much? What is not enough? What if they’re too young and we scare them? What if we're scared too?... Click here.

Talking About Race by the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. We are here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation... Click here.

For Mothers of Black Children With Disabilities, Living With Twice the Fear by Forbes
Kim Kaiser’s son was 10 years old when she first spoke with him about the challenges he’d face as a black man with disabilities.

It’s a conversation they’ve continued every day since, and it covers a little bit of everything. How should he act in public? Where should he put his hands? How should he respond if police stop him? What type of people should he avoid?... Click here.

10 Books to Introduce Race & Ethnicity to Children With Autism
by Line Up the Books

Teaching Essential Discrimination Skills to Children With Autism by Autism Awareness Centre Inc.

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