Racism – A Difficult Topic to Discuss With Kids
Race and Real Life – Speaking to Children About Disturbing Events
These are trying times.
I have spoken about this topic before and, sadly, am speaking about it again.
Here are some recent interviews.
Casey Palmer’s hands were already full keeping his family safe from the COVID-19 pandemic when the killing of George Floyd provoked a flurry of emotions he’s still trying to unpack. Like many Canadians, he was sheltering in place when TV and social media feeds were flooded with a video of Floyd, handcuffed and suffocating under the knee of a Minnesota police officer for nearly nine minutes.
Talking to Your Kids About Racism
When I was a kid, I used to hate getting scraped and cut. Of course, the obvious reasons for this were the pain and discomfort of being wounded. But there was another reason that I so despised becoming injured: the Band-Aids.