Why teaching our kids to be active in their community is a good thing.
I’m Joanne Wilson with The Parent Report. So many of the things we enjoy, from civil rights to even many of the parks we enjoy, wouldn’t be there if community activists hadn’t fought for them. And raising a child who understands this begins under our own roofs says Sharon Hall, author of Raising Kids in the 21st Century. “I think that parents ensuring that children understand that they are part of the family, is a way of saying to them that community is important. The family is the first community, after all.” Sharon adds that the best teacher is example. “The number one thing that parent can do is to be actively engaged in their community themselves. While they are engaged in these kinds of efforts, they need to take their children with them. They need to be talking about exciting events that are happening in the community that are all about community activism.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is Sharon Hall, author of Raising Kids in the 21st Century.
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