Foothill Christian School Blog

Decidedly Academic. Distinctively Christian.

I Have a Dream

Martin Luther King Jr. day is a time of celebrating a great vision of love and kindness. We have the opportunity to delight in our diversity and the unique way God made each of us. If you’re like many parents, the subject of race is not a topic that you feel comfortable talking about with your preschooler. Parents are concerned that discussing race could cause their child to notice race in a way that they didn’t before. There are also concerns about saying the wrong thing and sounding racist when that is not the intent. However, many studies show that even preschoolers notice physical differences and begin to choose playmates according to physical characteristics.

Having tolerance and loving each other requires instruction. Our human hearts will not automatically choose to love people that are different than us. Parents can take on this role by bringing up the subject of race. We teach our kids that they can be whatever they want when they grow up, no matter their gender. Think of teaching your child about race as you do about gender. Try pointing out positives such, as saying “ It’s so great that Obama is our first black president”.

Use MLK day to talk to your child about who Martin Luther King Jr. was and the message of love he portrayed. Books about race can also be a great way to open a discussion. The bottom line is, talk openly with your child about race and be a role model of showing love to one another.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on January 19, 2013 by in Current News, Preschool and tagged , , , .

The Exhibit

Bias. Bigotry. Bullying. - One School's ResponseOctober 26th, 2017
7 days to go.

The Exhibit

Bias. Bigotry. Bullying. - One School's ResponseOctober 27th, 2017
8 days to go.

Follow Us on Instagram

Online giving day is TODAY! We need 100% participation from FCS families to reach our goal. Your student is coming home with a red bracelet on his/her wrist to remind you to go online and give today! Link in profile. 18,000 hearts were glued together in the last 36 hours for one of our exhibit installations! Hats off to our 50+ volunteers who made it happen. This installation captures the beauty of community, a compilation of unique individuals (i.e. hearts) coming together as a whole. We are all made by God, in His image, therefore each and every person is valuable. Imagine if we treated everyone with that in mind! Visit the exhibit next Thursday and Friday to see more. @oneschoolsresponse We’re a little over a week away for Foothill’s largest event of the year! Please plan on visiting the @oneschoolsresponse art exhibit on Thurs, Oct 26 or Fri, Oct 27 anytime from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Mark your calendar October 26 or 27 to visit the @oneschoolsresponse art exhibit on bias, bigotry, bullying. Free and open to the public!
Follow Foothill Christian School Blog on WordPress.com

Archives

Categories

RSS FCS Blog RSS

  • Community Helps Depression October 16, 2017
    Written by Chris Wilson, High School Teacher and Former Youth Pastor The human experience is not what it was designed to be. One of the primary claims of Genesis 1-3 … Continue reading →
    foothillchristianschool
  • Filtering Your Child’s Media Content October 9, 2017
    Written by Joe Awuah, Director of Technology at Foothill Christian School “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart … Continue reading →
    foothillchristianschool
%d bloggers like this: