How do you teach your kids about diversity? For me, I'm Dominican-American, so I'm first-generation Dominican. I was born here in New York. And our family members come in all colors. And I have friends from all over the place and all over the world. So my kids have that kind of broad spectrum or broad perspective. And I also like to get books from the library and read about different cultures and just tell them about different ways that people live, different religions, all kinds of stuff. What do you guys do?
I'm so glad you brought this up kids naturally view other humans simply as humans I think you should fuels that natural instinct of theirs and keep them away from categorizing people based on their skin color
Yes, it's a problem that we view others as different than us when we all came from the same place Whether you believe in evolution or creation we're all basically family and the first emotion you should feel towards your brothers and sisters is love
I was in education for the past 10 years in one day and that helps me talk about diversity is mission in like the history behind different cultures like and also making sure you emphasize why we were different
This is a really good question and this is something I have been trying really hard to do My son has five half siblings Four of them are from one mom who is white and then her boyfriend is black She has two other kids who are half black and then my other
And then my other stepdaughter, her mom is Cuban and her boyfriend is black. So we have like a lot of diversity in our little family as well. But one thing that I have been really trying to do is get bilingual books to read to my son.
And I'm really not good at Spanish. I did take a lot of it in college, but I'm trying really hard to learn it with him, teach him the basics and stuff like that because I think that it's important that, you know, he can say, will I come last thought to his sister like I don't know I think that's important
And then I think just like reading a lot of books and putting on shows that do include a lot of diversity just so that it's something that they see every day and you know having like diversity in your family they're gonna see it but also just seeing it reflected in the shows and the books that you're reading as well.
And I do really want to teach him about, you know, other cultures and religions and races that are not in our family and that I find a little bit harder, but I think that's where like shows and books and YouTube and stuff like that comes in handy to help you with that.
But yeah definitely just using all the tools out there and making sure that they're seeing all these other faces they don't look like their face and knowing that you know we're all normal we're all the same we're all humans there's just a lot of ranges of us
Yes, that is so good. Learning, I love that. Learning with your kids is amazing. It's so fun. Like if you don't know something, just like go on Google or go on YouTube or go on whatever and just search it up. I love that. to guess yes.
I agree 100%. I've been focusing on world history with the kids and reading them fables and folktales from different countries all over the world like they love it. I have a book here actually that I read.
I'm with you 100% and that's what I tell my kids. Like I was saying above, sometimes I've noticed different looks and stuff towards my littles in the playground and I really don't appreciate because we're already in 2023.
So my daughter is Metis arms of partially operational and I can I like right about this because like there's so much sticking around like aboriginal people but anyways I I just let her play with any you know any kids and
Yeah you can teach your kids that but you know I'll just leave it up to the school because that's what I'm paying them for the teach my kid about you know diversity and stuff like that but it's also good to educate your children are yourself so yeah