There is a natural desire to keep our children safe from anything and everything that may cause them harm. So, how do we determine what is harmful?
Identifying the potential for physical harm is relatively easy. But, when it comes to mental and emotional harm, the waters muddy. If something makes us (adults) uncomfortable, is that a reliable signal we should block young people from that topic, idea, or conversation? It is worth wondering: Will they actually find it uncomfortable in the first place? Such is the line of questions we encounter when thinking about conversations with our young people about race.
Pretty Good Design wants to help you jumpstart those conversations powerfully with their roundup of resources that create the space and opportunity for young people to surprise us with unexpected and beautiful lessons of their own.