School District Adds Muslim, Hindu Holidays to School Year

What do you think about the additional religious school holidays? On the first day of Ramadan we posted an article by a Christian nanny working for a Muslim family. Please click here to read that article. Some of the comments left after posting the article discussed the controversy over a mosque proposed to be built […]

Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs to Use for Black History Month

Helping children accept cultural, race, gender, and ethnic differences. Are children born prejudiced? Of course not. Children learn prejudice from adults. If you want to observe a group of children free from prejudice, go to a nursery school and observe 3-year-olds interacting. They don’t know what it means to be biased. This past week we […]

What You Should Do if the Child You Care for is a Victim of Prejudice

Coping with Prejudice by Making Diversity a Part of LifeBy Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D. Children don’t come pre-equipped with reactions to each new experience in their lives. When children are hurt by racial or ethnic cruelty, it is hard to restrain an immediate emotional response. It’s important, however, to try to comfort […]

Black History Month: Reducing Stereotypes

Playing with Gender Roles We have been discussing how to help children to resist biases and prejudice. You also can help build resistance to bias by encouraging your charge to engage in activities that go beyond or go against traditional sex-role stereotyping. Sex-role stereotyping often begins with the purchase of toys for toddlers. When you […]

Talking to Children About Stereotypes

More Topics for Nannies and Au Pairs During Black History Month Seeking Out Differences Since February is Black History Month there is no better time to help teach children to accept others’ differences and reject racist or biased stereotypes. Start by trying to expose children to a variety of influences in their community. Get to […]

Black History Month

Never Allow Teasing or Insults Rather than discussing civil rights and famous African Americans which children will be learning in school for Black History Month, we would like to honor Black History Month as a time for nannies and au pairs to teach children to resist bias and prejudice and embrace differences in others. We […]

Black History Month

Preventing Prejudice in Children By Valuing Differences The terrific graphic to the left is from the Waterloo Public Library, 451 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701 The article content below can be found at familyeducation.com. February is Black History Month. The children will be learning about famous African Americans and civil rights in school. But, this […]