Please stop teaching your children not to stare!
What are we teaching them when we say that? Don’t look at someone who is different then you. Don’t be curious or want to learn about something you’ve never seen before. Stay away from things that are different.
Instead, let them stare. Let them ask questions, talk about it. What is it that they see? What is it that they’re curious about? What is different? What is the same?
If it’s someone using a wheelchair, say hi. If it’s someone that looks or acts different, say hi. If it’s someone of short stature, say hi.
Teach your child about differences. It’s okay to be different. It’s okay to notice it & to talk about it. It’s not okay to ignore, look away, or act like a person who is different isn’t there. It’s even better to make a new friend.
Let’s embrace different. Let’s talk about differences & be the change we want to see in this world. (I talked about this in my stories or check the advocate highlight 😘)
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