How to Teach Young Children to Celebrate Cultural Diversity
During this time of racial tension, it is more important than ever that we as parents take a hard look at how we are teaching our children to view and appreciate all of the different cultures, colors, religions, customs, and people in our world.
Children are not born with bias or misconceptions about others. Children are born with nothing but curiosity about their world and acceptance of whatever they learn. Bias is something that is taught to young children by our actions, comments, and simply the way we live our lives. In most cases, it is taught unintentionally so it is really important that we are intentional about countering it. This begins by taking a good look at ourselves and examining our own biases.
Everyone has it. No matter what race, religion, gender, or ethnicity we are, most experts would agree that…