Modelling: The key to parenting

Mornin’ folks! As an Afrikan-centred mama my focus continues to be on nationbuilding. At the very least this entails expressing self-love via self-care every single day. It also means building with others who have a similar worldview and lifestyle. This is my main priority. Many of us call it “being proactive.” Second to that some of us choose to respond to white privilege/supremacy in other ways too. Think: speaking up, letter writing, organizing/participating in protests and more.  It’s pretty easy to be “on our game” as adults, however, some of us struggle to pass the torch when we become parents. Modelling is key. Explaining things in developmentally-appropriate ways is critical. Here are some resources that can help us:

https://cmasj.org/2018/01/31/13-books-teach-children-protesting-activism/

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/48592/7-books-that-teach-kids-about-social-justice-and-activism

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/dos-and-donts-talking-kids-color-about-white-supremacy

https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/social-justice-resources/

http://www.teachingforchange.org/

https://www.tolerance.org/

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/beyond-the-golden-rule

https://www.teachingforblacklives.org/

http://www.educatorsforsocialjustice.org/teaching-to-disrupt-white-supremacy.html

 

 

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