Raising Race Conscious Children Podcast: In conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup

Join Raising Race Conscious Children for our first podcast, a conversation with Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, whose research (featured in “Nurture Shock”) we “sit on” quite literally, regarding the power of explicit conversations about race with young children. The podcast includes conversation…

Join us for an interactive webinar on Sunday, April 23rd, 8 PM EST

Sunday, April 23rd, 8 PM EST Interactive Workshop/Webinar: NOTE: Registration for this webinar will close one week prior on Sunday, April 16th. We often avoid talking about race with our young children but, whether we like it or not, children notice…

Parenting for Liberation: Interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline

Parenting for Liberation: Interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline

by guest blogger Trina Greene Brown Yesterday, I went through my second-grader’s folder to review his homework and sign my initials on his daily agenda. In his folder, I was shocked to find a form with a personal note written…

New podcast series: “In Conversation with Raising Race Conscious Children”

Raising Race Conscious Children is launching a podcast series, “In conversation with Raising Race Conscious Children.” Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, whose research is referenced in the best-selling book “Nurture Shock” will honor us as our first guest. Dr. Vittrup, whose work…

Yes, we still can.

Yes, we still can.

by Sachi Feris I woke up at 5:37 AM to my 14-month-old’s cries. I went to check my phone, learned the news, and burst into tears. “This is impossible,” I kept repeating. “This cannot be.” I usually take the early…

Beyond fear: Talking to my four-year-old about Donald Trump

Beyond fear: Talking to my four-year-old about Donald Trump

by guest blogger Jenny Levine-Smith This has been a dicey year to be a parent of young children. Along with many of you, I’ve been heartbroken, over and over again, at what I see and hear on the news: Americans…

Dissent is patriotic: July 4th and my four-year-old

Dissent is patriotic: July 4th and my four-year-old

by Sachi Feris In planning a special sleepover night in which my four-year-old would stay up late at my mom’s to watch Macy’s fireworks, I asked my daughter: “Do you know want to know what this July 4th fireworks celebration is…

Expanding our community of guest bloggers

Do you talk about race (and additional identity-markers) and justice with the young people in your lives? Raising Race Conscious Children is expanding our community of guest bloggers! Raising Race Conscious Children’s goal is to provide models for how to talk…

Small group workshop series this summer and fall!

Small group workshop series this summer and fall!

Have you participated in a Raising Race Conscious Children Workshop/Webinar and want to take the experience a step further? Do you parent a child of a different racial identity than your own? Are you new to Raising Race Conscious Children…

100 race-conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

100 race-conscious things you can say to your child to advance racial justice

In honor of Raising Race Conscious Children’s 100th post, this list lifts a quote from each and every blog post to date, modeling language that has actually been used in a conversation with a child regarding race (and other identity-markers…