Parent Driven Development
Episode 047: Black Lives Matter, How to be Anti-Racist, How to Talk to Your Kids about BLM
00:20 Black Lives Matter Movement
02:00 How NOT to raise racist kids
- Allison and Kwu both have young kids, so conversations are slightly different
- Gender inequality talks
- Explaining to kids how and why people are treated differently in different areas
- Changing the language in the house: racism, violence, hate
07:50 Exposing pictures, graphics and videos to your children, no matter the age. What's appropriate?
- Protesters getting arrested
- Bail rates vary depending on race
- Children are very intuitive and understand more than we think
11:30 How to talk to young kids about BLM
- Bi-racial and how they are often judged by their outer appearance
- Comfortability amongst couples and how to lean into these conversations with their children
17:40 Rallies, protests and how to support
- Different forms of support during BLM
- COVID is still relevant
- Amplifying POC voices
- Daily threads on educational resources, city statuses, anti-racism resources, action items
25:10 How can we make our world better together
- Opening the conversation about anti-racism with friends, family, community members
- Focusing on the growth of our children to be anti-racist
28:45 Genius / Fail moments
- Allison’s son struggles with life after the virus as he starts to jump on their nerves from a relaxed approach at the beginning of quarantine #fail
- KWu focuses on finding a chinese immersion school for her son but it he jumps into the wrong level and doesn’t understand much and is a bit of a mess from lunch right before #fail
RESOURCES: BLM and how to talk to you kids about racism
Black Lives Matter for Families
Webinars for Anti-Racism
How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism
Books on Social Justice for Young Readers
Raising Race Conscious Children
Talking About Race: The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
BOOKS: These are books that we found to be helpful in unlearning old beliefs and learning more about modern day racism.
A Kids Book About Racism
So You Want To Talk About Race
How to Be an Antiracist
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
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