Not because I want to control him, but because it’s the one thing to which I’ve hitched the illusion that I can control the way people see him.
If our kids don’t know what happened in the past, how will they ever work towards a better future and ensure that we never go back to those dark times?
As uncomfortable as the subject is, in today’s “us” versus “them” culture, parents need to engage kids in age-appropriate conversations about diversity.
As a mother, I must understand that yes, indeed, my white children are privileged. Their lives are inherently easier.
I want my daughter to be prepared for the situations she’ll encounter because of her race, and to embrace her #blackgirlmagic.
This Independence Day, read your way around the United States with these books from the 50 states and the nation’s capital.
For the past 20 years, I have been fielding questions and comments regarding my son’s adoption. The first time it happened, I was grocery shopping with my baby when a man standing in front of me said, “Now you will…
Being in a body that temporarily feels as though it's not my own, changing in ways that garner attention and judgement has given me new awareness.
It is our job as parents, teachers, and citizens of the world to teach our kids the value of every other person on the planet.