Parent discussion on helping children understand diversity

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  • FREE Parent Discussion: We’re All Different: Helping Children
    Accept and Respect Differences

Our world, our neighborhoods and even our families are more diverse, integrated, and interconnected than ever before. Kids notice differences between themselves and other people – whether it’s skin color, body size, values, culture, religion, lifestyle or even fashion.

The ability to accept and respect these differences is a skill that children will use at home, in social settings and at school. It’s a foundation that will last their entire lives.

So how do we start conversations with our children about the differences they notice?

cuyahoga county public library logoIn a partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library, the child development experts at Hanna Perkins will lead a series of free parent discussions this spring to help parents talk with children about diversity.

The program offers ideas, tools and prompts for talking with children about the differences they observe. It provides child development insights to better understand what’s going on inside the minds of children of various ages. And it allows open discussion about situations parents may have experienced, and the why these conversations are often more difficult for grownups than children.

  • The sessions are offered through branches of the Cuyahoga County Library.
  • Each lasts 90 minutes and has space for up to 20 participants.
  • The links below provide details and registration through the County Library system.

Monday, March 14
6:30-8 pm
Online via Zoom
Hosted by the Mayfield Branch

Tuesday, April 26
7-8:30 pm
Brook Park Branch

Tuesday, May 4
7-8:30 pm
North Olmsted Branch

Tuesday, May 17
6:30-8 pm
Brooklyn Branch


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