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Martin Luther King Jr. day is a time of celebrating a great vision of love and kindness. We have the opportunity to delight in our diversity and the unique way God made each of us. If you’re like many parents, the subject of race is not a topic that you feel comfortable talking about with your preschooler. Parents are concerned that discussing race could cause their child to notice race in a way that they didn’t before. There are also concerns about saying the wrong thing and sounding racist when that is not the intent. However, many studies show that even preschoolers notice physical differences and begin to choose playmates according to physical characteristics.

Having tolerance and loving each other requires instruction. Our human hearts will not automatically choose to love people that are different than us. Parents can take on this role by bringing up the subject of race. We teach our kids that they can be whatever they want when they grow up, no matter their gender. Think of teaching your child about race as you do about gender. Try pointing out positives such, as saying “ It’s so great that Obama is our first black president”.

Use MLK day to talk to your child about who Martin Luther King Jr. was and the message of love he portrayed. Books about race can also be a great way to open a discussion. The bottom line is, talk openly with your child about race and be a role model of showing love to one another.

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This entry was posted on January 19, 2013 by in Current News, Preschool and tagged , , , .

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