Heather and Brittany talk to Diedre Anthony about the importance of raising kind kids who are conscious of the world around them. Diedre Anthony is a school counselor, farmer’s wife, and mother to 3 biracial children. In her blog, Are Those Your Kids?, she touches on topics such as race, diversity, curly hair and motherhood.
Diedre leads a thoughtful, candid conversation about the importance of talking to your children about differences and ways you can incorporate and celebrate diversity into your daily lives.
This conversation was originally apart of the Okayest Moms Summer Series, which was a webinar series produced in 2019. The audio is pulled from a video webinar, so while some things may be lost in translation to audio, the prevailing message of the conversation is in tact.
What to Listen For
- Talking to your children about differences
- Race, white privilege and racism
- Practical ways to incorporate diversity in your family through literature and experiences
- Listening to people about their experiences and showing empathy
What We Talked About
Diedre shared her favorite books that both showcase diversity, both explicitly and not. She has a whole post with her favorites!
We talked about what microaggressions are and how to avoid them. Diedre has a great post on this topic that is a must read!
Did you miss the live broadcast, but wanting to get in on the action now? It’s not too late!! Click here to watch a recording of this live webinar.
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