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|Dear Concerned Educators and Parents,
Everyone knows that bullying
is at epidemic levels in the United States. What we don’t
is what we can do about it.
According to social scientists the common causes
of bullying are rooted in diversity:
• Racial differences
• Differences in family formation/structure
• Perceived sexual orientation
• Learning disabilities
• Religious differences
And as the percentage of “different”children
in schools and in society increases, the
problem of bullying grows along with it. Yes, the world is
changing and children will
likely face biases–biases that could easily lead to bullying
just because of how they look or how
their families were formed. The fundamental way to “bully-bust” is
to teach children to respect
and celebrate all cultures, choices and “abilities”.
Our kids are less likely to be bullied or
tolerate bullying of any sort if they are exposed to diverse
people as early as
- Teach children
that different is just different, by the language we use, the
environments we create and more.
- Use “people-first” language.
- Read your own personal biases and not pass them unconsciously
- Encourage your child’s confidence and inner strength.
It’s proven that bullies don’t pick on kids
who stand up for themselves.
- Promote acceptance at home and in the classroom.
- Create a multicultural environment in the classroom and
community that empowers all
children—without breaking the bank!
- Select children’s books to reinforce cultural, racial
and ethnic diversity.
- Use fun and interesting cultural tidbits that can be the
jumping off point for further discussion
- Leverage expert point of view—insights
from authors, social workers, teachers, parents and
even kids on what works.
- Be on the “first alert” team for new products
and tools that can help.
Decades of social science research has found that diverse
classrooms and communities improve children’s experiences through
more realistic representations of the world around them, increase
opportunities for authentic civic engagement and increase social
interaction between members of different racial, ethnic and
cultural backgrounds. That’s a fancy way of saying that
our kids are less likely to be bullied or tolerate bullying
of any sort if they are exposed to diverse people as early
as possible—without editorial from the adult “peanut
Ask yourself if you are ready to:
Help children live in a world that is becoming
Help children field the questions that can
Help your children thrive in a sometimes-hostile
Eliminate bullying and bias–one child,
one family, one school, one community at a time.
If you answered “yes” to
any of the questions, then this simple newsletter can help you
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now). “Impossible,” you
say”. “This is a huge issue”. And you are right.
The problem also gets bigger as kids get older. The opportunity
to make a difference is when our children are young–before
their biases are formed.
Let’s look at an example
to illustrate this point.
For generations, picture books have increased
great role models and ideas—all kinds of ideas!
Now, I know you must be
wondering how a child's picture book can do all that? But books
are a very powerful medium. Children
learn from fairy tales, fables, storybooks and oral
traditions—everything from ancient mythology to Dr. Seuss.
Thus, little girls, like
Cinderella, wait for their prince to come and make their lives
wonderful. Boys want to go off and
slay giants, much like Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk or larger-than-life
heroes in Greek and
Roman mythology. Books are a proven way to influence a child's
worldview and ideas about their
place within society. Books help children form concepts of right
and wrong, as well as raise
awareness of social issues.
provide book views and reviews–ones
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