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Conversations around inclusivity and diversity are so important and can start at 𝙖𝙣𝙮 age. As adults, we pass down our values through what we say and how we act. Starting the practice of talking to your children about these topics often, will help to build those very important core skills of empathy, compassion, and understanding.

Start the conversation with your child using some of these tips:

☆𝐁𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥: children are always watching, so some of your most powerful teaching moments will be when you are displaying compassion to others 

☆𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: explore and talk about other people's unique experiences, cultural traditions and much more through the pages of a story. Some of our favorite accounts for book ideas about diversity and inclusivity are @hereweeread, @inclusivestorytime and @thebookwrangler 

☆𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬: our goal is to have children who can see and appreciate differences, and are not blind to them

☆𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲: as well as modeling this to your child, you can support them in learning how to express empathy and compassion with their words and actions. As they get older these skills will become easier for them to execute independently

☆𝐁𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: create a safe space where no questions are wrong, and they feel comfortable coming to you with their questions or concerns. This encourages lifelong learning
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Conversations around inclusivity and diversity are so important and can start at 𝙖𝙣𝙮 age. As adults, we pass down our values through what we say and how we act. Starting the practice of talking to your children about these topics often, will help to build those very important core skills of empathy, compassion, and understanding. Start the conversation with your child using some of these tips: ☆𝐁𝐞 𝐚 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐥: children are always watching, so some of your most powerful teaching moments will be when you are displaying compassion to others ☆𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬: explore and talk about other people's unique experiences, cultural traditions and much more through the pages of a story. Some of our favorite accounts for book ideas about diversity and inclusivity are @hereweeread, @inclusivestorytime and @thebookwrangler ☆𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬: our goal is to have children who can see and appreciate differences, and are not blind to them ☆𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲: as well as modeling this to your child, you can support them in learning how to express empathy and compassion with their words and actions. As they get older these skills will become easier for them to execute independently ☆𝐁𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: create a safe space where no questions are wrong, and they feel comfortable coming to you with their questions or concerns. This encourages lifelong learning . . . #yyc #yyckids #yycparents #positivediscipline #childhood #behaviormanagement #canadianparents #canadiancaregivers #peacefulparenting #consciousparenting #normalizegentleparenting #connection #parentwithoutfear #mentalhealth #childhoodmentalhealth #teacherspayteachers #teacherlife #educate #connectionbeforecorrection #kidsconnect #inclusionmatters #diversity #diversityandinclusion #empathymatters
They've taken out all the toys and they lay strewn across the floor. They've had a fun time. But now.... it's time to put them away. 😳😬😱

☆Get Specific: if there's a lot out it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start. Help your child focus on one thing.
They've taken out all the toys and they lay strewn across the floor. They've had a fun time. But now.... it's time to put them away. 😳😬😱 ☆Get Specific: if there's a lot out it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start. Help your child focus on one thing. "You clean up the cars and I will do the Lego". Or give them a certain area "you clean behind the couch and I will clean by the TV". Ask their opinion about which they would rather do. ☆Make it Fun: Throw on a fun dance song to make cleaning more fun. Or use a timer and make it a race. See how much you can each pick up in 2 minutes! ☆Do it with Them: It will be nice if one day they can tidy while we sit back and relax, but today modeling is your friend. Show them what it looks like to find the right bin and put things away. They will be more willing to join if you do you it too ☆Celebrate the Successes: Even if they didn't help as much as you wanted, celebrate that they helped. High fives all around! ☆Pick your Battles & Plan Ahead: When is the best time in your house to do the bulk of the cleaning? Before dinner? Before bedtime shower? Before bedtime books? Some kids will respond better to tasks at different parts of the day, so find your moment! And if one day it just isn't happening. It's ok. There's always tomorrow. . . . #parenting101 #attachmentparenting #positiveparenting #momsofinsta #childpsychology #consciousparenting #parentguide #yycfamily #specialeducation #specialneeds #coregulation #teacherlife #mentalhealth #calgary #childdevelopment #teacherspayteachers #kidsconnect #yyc #cleaningup #cleaningbattles #makeitfun #bedtime #help #mychildwontclean #behaviormanagement #pickyourbattles #givechoices