In February, The Wise Family blog focused on ways families could build a culture of inclusion, community, togetherness, and unity within and among one another. At that time I wrote about reading together and talking together and provided a few links to support those conversations. Since then, the world continues to be faced with acts of violence and hate, particularly targeting people of color. As a white woman, I understand that I will never truly understand. But, I work every day to stand as an ally. I work to disrupt individual beliefs and institutional systems that perpetuate a white supremacy culture. To do this work, open, honest, and sometimes uncomfortable conversations are necessary. The earlier we have these conversations with children the better. But many people don’t know where to begin or how to talk about challenging topics with children. To support you with these conversations, I am happy to share a 5-4-3-2-1 Fairfax Early Childhood Tips on Talking to Young Children about Difficult Topics.
Until next time, Be Wise!
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Amy knows how to relate to children, and make them feel comfortable . My son was shy at the beginning but Amy asked him a couple questions about what he likes and immediately found the connection to him. He happily followed her in the office (just after a 3 min of conversation) and preformed the test. He wasn’t nervous or scared and it’s bc of her ability to relate to kids.
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