Promoting Equality and Social Justice
Equality and social justice include racial and ethnic equality, reducing hunger and poverty, promoting political liberty, and freedom of thought. Girls and younger teenagers are more likely to highly value equality and social justice, but all kids can learn the importance of this positive value.
- Become aware of which groups of people you’re uncomfortable with and why. Prejudices tend to sprout when we don’t know people from certain groups. Attempt to create more diversity in your lives by attending multicultural events or visiting a playground in a different part of town.
- As a family, learn about organizations that help the poor, the disadvantaged, and people who are discriminated against. Choose one organization to help financially, if you can. There are many ways you can help that won’t cost you anything.
- Find out which causes your kids care about. For example, one of your kids might be an advocate for endangered species. Another might strongly believe in affordable health care. Support these causes as a family. Learn more about them. Attend local events related to those causes.
There are many causes that both kids and parents feel strongly about, all of which need support. By raising kids who value equality and social justice, you are investing in a better future for everyone.
- Positive Values
- Chores and Responsibilities
- Resolving Conflicts
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