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Teaching Our Children About Activism

 

Teaching Our Kids About Activism

It’s more important than ever to teach our kids about activism, justice, equality, and foster empathy and compassion.

It’s not an easy conversation to have, but an important one.  And while the realities of injustice are hard, the take home message is empowering: everyone has the ability to drive change.

 

“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world”  – Anne Frank

 

 

How to Have a Conversation With Your Child

It’s hard to find words when telling children that the world isn’t rosy or fair.  Where do you start?  This article on Mother.ly has sound advice which we distill here:

  1. Prioritize Honesty
  2. Prepare Questions
  3. Choose Media Wisely
  4. Educate Yourself, Too

 

Books on Activism for Children

 

There are some wonderful children’s books about Activism for any age.  Pictured here, a member of our community reads A is for Activist, a super simple ABC board book.  It’s a perfect first step for families who want to start talking to their kiddos about activism and civil rights.

 

 

Want to read A is for Activist right now?  Here’s a great A is For Activist Animated Storytime right here:

Inspired to find more books?  Check out Huffington Posts’s List of 10 Children’s Books about Racism and Activism here. 

 

Youth Activists

There are a number of youth activists driving change around the world.  With a mission to raise the next generation of environmental leaders, we support, promote, and feature youth activists. Check out this previous post on 5 Environmental Activists to Inspire your Child.

 

You’re never too young to change the world.

 

 

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