It’s our job as parents to help our kids navigate this world – to show them right from wrong, to teach them how to be anti-racist, and to lead them towards love. My kids are young, but I have already started having age-appropriate conversations with them about race and racism.
SheKnows spoke to parenting expert Reena B. Patel, a psychologist, author, and guidance counselor who has experience leading parents through this minefield, and is raising three kids of her own. I really appreciated the article and the information Reena shared. If you have felt unsure about how to teach your kids about race and racism, check out this article for resources that can help, including how to address race, how to keep your conversations developmentally appropriate, creating a mission statement for your family, and more.
Jessica — Mom of Sophie & Jake