Get your kids ready for classmate’s comments about Dreamers
We are all talking about it. We are outraged. Trump is ending DACA. He says Dreamers have nothing to worry about, but nobody is comforted. Believe that kids are talking about it too. Kids in your kid’s classroom are talking about it. And we don’t know what kind of information they have, what they are…
Some everyday words you probably use that are ableist language.
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ~Mark Twain Mark Twain may have been talking literature, but his point is relevant in everyday life. Words are a really large matter when they can make the difference between being inclusive, sensitive,…
Tips for talking to your kids about race, gender, queer, and disability identities.
Kids ask questions. It is one thing that is dependable about them. If you have a chance to think about them before hand you can be prepared, but if you’ve already stumbled through some questions and answer sessions, it is ok. You can always come back to it. Try opening the conversation with “Remember when…
Please don’t teach your kids these words and phrases.
You will likely be surprised about some of the words and phrases being on a list of racist language. I certainly was. But that is a problem. Racist language being so normalized that it becomes everyday language is an example of oppression. Consider the following… “It’s important that when you hear oppressive language that you…
Why I wont teach my kids this tradition.
We need a new St. Patrick’s Day tradition.
Halloween: not an excuse for oppression
“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” Do kids still sing this? I have a great memory of my brother reciting it at a doorstep and subsequently being denied the offer of candy the rest of us enjoyed. Many people I talk to have nostalgic memories of the anticipation of…