Social justice parenting : how to raise compassionate, anti-racist, justice-minded kids in an unjust world / Dr. Traci Baxley.
AS a global pandemic shuttered schools across the country in 2020, parents found themselves thrust into the role of teacher - in more ways than one. Not only did they take on remote school supervision, but after the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests, many also grappled with the responsibility to teach their kids about social justice - with few resources to guide them. Now, Dr. Traci Baxley - a professor of education who has spent thirty years teaching diversity and inclusion - will offer that essential guidance and curriculum parents have been searching for. Dr. Baxley, mother of five herself, suggests that parenting is a form of activism and encourages parents to acknowledge their influence in raising kind, justice-minded kids. Importantly, Dr. Baxley also guides parents to do the work of recognizing and reconciling their biases. So often, she suggests, parents make choices based on what is best for their own children, and not necessarily what is best for all the children in their own community. Dr. Baxley helps readers take an inventory of their actions and beliefs, foster self-awareness and accountability, and become role models. Poised to become essential reading for all parents committed to social change, Social Justice Parenting empowers families everywhere with the tools to be a force for social change.
- ISBN: 9780063082366
- ISBN: 0063082365
- Physical Description: xvi, 230 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
|Formatted Contents Note:||
What is social justice parenting? -- The need to belong -- Raising antiracist children -- Reflection -- Open dialogue -- Compassion -- Kindness -- Social justice engagement -- Modeling advocacy.
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