Finding Great Books

I know from my own life experiences that reading can be an excellent way to expand your worldview. Books provide limitless opportunities for children and adults to explore windows and mirrors. As a parent, I am grateful that my kids enjoy reading. I view each [...]

The Importance of Role Models

Social learning and modeling helps us understand that our children are constantly observing and imitating the values, beliefs, and behaviors they witness around them. Modeling occurs whether our actions are positive or negative, intentional or unintentional, conscious or unconscious. In addition to the behavior of [...]

Social Learning and Modeling

Scientists agree that people have to learn to be culturally incompetent; it is not an inherited trait. No one is born racist, homophobic, or sexist. So how do children become biased? In order to answer this question, let's take a quick look at social learning [...]

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Why I Write…

I have always been interested in the areas of life that intersect between parenting, cultural diversity, and inclusion. My interest continued to grow as I raised my own children.

I have written both professionally and privately about the need to raise children who are culturally competent, kids who feel comfortable around cultural differences, who understand and respect those differences. Although I think the information is extremely important, I’ve never shared my writings as a blog until now.

Disclaimer: I am still learning, reflecting, and growing and I know that there is much more for me to learn and do.