Tag: Social awareness

Weeding, Seeding, Reading and Healing

A Mother and Son’s Summertime Book Experience

Understanding the Social and Emotional Development of Tween-Agers

A Deeper Understanding of this Unique Time Can Help Us as Caregivers Support Our Growing Kids

Resources for Black History Month

How are you learning with your students or family about Black history and how you can act as a present-day abolitionist and champion of inclusivity?

Today We Hear the Call of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

When we think of the civil rights movement or we consider our current circumstances, we may think of a country divided. But Martin Luther King Jr.’s message and the vision that galvanized so many to act bravely in the face of fear, consisted of values that any person in any corner of the world can …

Winter Solstice, The Great Conjunction, and Making Meaning as a Family

So the shortest day came, and the year died,And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white worldCame people singing, dancing,To drive the dark away.They lighted candles in the winter trees;They hung their homes with evergreen;They burned beseeching fires all night longTo keep the year alive,And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awakeThey shouted, reveling.Through all …

Dramatizing the Drama

Transforming the Big Feelings of Now into Big Lessons for the Future Frowning faces, furrowed brows, and grumpy expressions describes our family’s morning meeting on Monday (and Tuesday, if I’m being honest) as we launched into yet another week of homeschooling. Tired of the pressures of schooling during a pandemic, we are needing to rally …

Learning about Racial and Social Justice at Home

We have a set of responsibilities as parents this (and every) school year in educating our children to think and act with social awareness. One of these responsibilities is their racial and cultural education. Though numerous schools will not adequately address learning about racism, its origins, understanding white privilege and power, and what it means …

Discussing Differences in Family Life

Initiating Conversations with Your Children about Racial and Social Justice… Guest Post by Shauna Tominey, Author, Creating Compassionate Kids; Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children “A great nation is a compassionate nation…” – Martin Luther King, Jr. If you had to pick one word to describe the world you want your child to grow …

Expanding Social Awareness and Teaching Activism through Your Summer Reading

Widen Your Family’s Circle of Concern through Children’s Literature When we consider our child’s daily interactions with others, they may not get the kind of exposure to various skin tones, cultures, differing belief systems, or other income levels to expand their circle of concern. We want to raise socially aware and inclusive kids who are …

Family Responsible Decision-Making

In Uncertain, Stressful and Dangerous Times, How Can We Make the Best Choices for our Family? “We rented a vacation home with one other close family friend thinking that situation could be low risk. But then, they surprised us when several of their cousins showed up with them.” “The whole group of girls, friends from …

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