We spent the evening watching a few videos and listening to some stories being read. The reality is that it is super important to Justin and I that Audrey understands American history as it actually was, not as it has been told. We also recognize that any form of compassion, empathy or kindness only expands when we actively work to understand or at the very least recognize cultures outside of our own.
Here are some of the resources that we used:
This is only a beginning, but an important one at that. I believe that teaching kindness, compassion and empathy to our kids can't just be words, but requires both action and inquiry. As Klutz says in the letter "A conscious mind is a kind mind". In other words, the more we ourselves become aware, the more accessible these traits within us become. Aka our Kindness Muscle!
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