Planning a multicultural festival is a great way highlight the cultural diversity of your community through music, dance, art, storytelling and more. Want to plan one at your school? Read below to find out how! …
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Now that I have a (biracial) kindergartner of my own, I pay extra close attention to her surroundings at school. Is she the only minority in her class? Are diverse books included in his/her classroom or library? Are there other parents in interracial marriages that I can relate to?
As an educator, I know what to look for to help her have the most well-rounded educational experience as possible. Do you know what to look for?
Here are a few tips for advocating for the needs of your biracial kids in school:…
I remember when my husband and I were preparing for our first baby. We stocked up on diapers, clothes & books. We understood the importance of embracing our multiracial family and celebrating all families in their uniqueness.
Representation matters. Even if you aren’t in a multiracial family, it’s important to show your children diversity through literature.
This is especially important if you are not living in a diverse community. Children need to see themselves & their friends represented in books. The beauty of owning books that feature an array of cultures, races & ethnicities is that they normalize interracial relationships. Here is a list of 8 books that you need in your personal collection.
As a mom, life gets busy. A lot. So why is being culturally competent important? And why should I spend the time making sure my kids are culturally competent?
As a human being, it’s my responsibility.
The world is diverse, and it’s my job to teach my kids how to navigate in that world.
Not doing so puts my children at a huge disadvantage.