Grit

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8 Responses

  1. jenny_o says:

    Well done; a good model for how to have this conversation.

  2. Friko says:

    Aren’t conversations with kids marvellous?
    Ir feels good to be heard and understood and know that there are some kids at least who will be able to pass on the message.

    There is a lot of colour, racial and homophobic prejudice here too; added to which we now have this nasty groundswell of hatred towards poor, desperate immigrants fleeing hunger, persecution and war. Europe is rich, but we’d rather let hundreds of people drown in Europe’s swimming pool (the Mediterranean) than pull them out and give them a helping hand until such time as they can return to their own countries.

    Sometimes I hate our times; then I remember past times and think that maybe we have moved on just a little, because now there are some of us who are aware of injustice.

    well done Jocelyn.

  3. kmkat says:

    When my 6-yo son wondered back in 1990 about why some people were hungry and others didn’t just feed them, I didn’t take advantage of the moment like you did. Happily, he figured out himself that we all have the responsibility to stand up for others.

    Good work, mom!

  4. Green Girl in Wisconsin says:

    It’s a bit like the sex talk, though, isn’t it? You can’t just do it once, you have to keep bringing it up because there are lots of questions and many nuances and a thousand different circumstances and responses. Brava to you for parking the horse and raising your daughter’s consciousness! And thanks for sharing this model of how to do it.

  5. Oh, boy. We’ve been having these talks from the time the kids were old enough to engage in them. Not fun but necessary,

  6. alexandra says:

    I love this. It makes me think of one of my favorite quotes, “Speak with your life. When necessary, use words.”

  7. Shelly says:

    LOVE. Just LOVE this.

  8. They have to learn it from us–because others are teaching their kids something very different. Clearly.

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