Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My friend Cara put this on her FB page today

If the average child stares at someone who is different from them & the parent says, "it's not polite to stare"-- that parent is not seeing the larger picture.

Their intentions may be good, but this is an inadequate way to teach your child acceptance. Regardless if your child is a kid or an adult, you are the parent.

Acceptance begins with you.

In the same respect, if you’re an older sibling or cousin…think of who is looking up to you. What are they really seeing?

You owe it to the younger generation to take responsibility, to allow them to understand that this universe is made up of all kinds of different people. They can learn from you, more than anyone else in their life, that differences are not only OK but they're a normal part of existence.

I can't think of anything else that needs to be said today....let's all try to keep this in our minds....and not just because it's the holidays, because we are all human beings, how about that?

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