Discussing Big Topics with Children
Talking to children about the barriers to inclusivity and acceptance that currently exist in our society is a way to inspire the next generation of change-makers. At BADM, we hold ourselves accountable by using our resources and power to support parents, caregivers, and educators in navigating these topics with their children.
The resources provided below are meant to empower you to have an open dialogue with your children, to answer questions about what they are seeing in the world today, and to participate in changes that will lead to a more equitable and just world for all.
Race and Racial Identity:
- Zero to Three: Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five
- CNN and Sesame Street: Racism Town Hall
- Newark Public Library: Black Lives Matter Instructional Library
- Common Sense Media: Explaining the News to our Kids
- The Anti-Defamation League: List of books for talking to kids about identity, diversity, bias and social justice
- The Oakland Public Library’s list: Talking to Kids About Racism and Justice: a list for parents, caregivers & educators
Supporting our Asian American and Pacific Island Neighbors:
LGBTQ+ Community/Gender Identity
- NPR: Why All Parents Should Talk with Their Kids about Social Identity
- Planned Parenthood: What Should I Teach my Elementary School Aged Child about Identity?
- San Francisco Public Library: LGBTQ+ Pride for Young Readers
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