Tag: Diversity appreciation

Preparing Children to Stand Up for Themselves and Others

It seems impossible to get through voluntary playground duty without witnessing a child running with tears streaming down his or her face at recess time. This day was typical with one glaring exception. Walking up alongside the teary-eyed child, I spotted an upstander taking action. A second-grade girl was beginning to cry in a group …

Global Collaboration — The 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Did you know? …that the Olympics are thought to have begun three thousand years ago in Greece in the valley of Olympia. The first games only involved a single day and a running race. It was thought that the games were originally created to honor the Greek God Zeus, the king of all the gods …

A Family Primer on World Holidays…

Give the Gift of Global Awareness this Holiday Season Because of the numerous holidays celebrated through the fall and winter months, it is an ideal time to discuss how people celebrate around the world – both the uniqueness of traditions and also the many commonalities. I was struck by the number of similar themes and …

Colorful Conversations for Stronger Communities

By Guest Writer, Nikkya Hargrove Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be married. As a child, I found myself daydreaming about creating a family and a life with someone else but especially, having children. And as I played house with my Cabbage Patch Dolls, I imagined they were indeed my own children. …

Promoting Difference Appreciation – A Children’s Book for Summer Reading

Considering the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida, I thought this book might be a helpful one to add to any family’s summer reading list. This wonderful book – “Made by Raffi” is about a boy who felt different and used his interests to positively contribute to the people around him. Our kids will all experience …

Raising Culturally Aware Children; An Interview with Louise Gomer Bangel

As we grow in awareness of one another – whether two people beginning a romance or two disparate and far-removed strangers taking an interest in the other’s culture – a wonderful thing begins to happen: we begin to care for the other as if the other is part of us. This is the magic of …