Parent Resources

What to Tell Your Child About Prejudice and Discrimination – The population of our nation is becoming increasingly diverse. Here are some suggestions to help your child get along with people of varied backgrounds and abilities in the United States today. From the Anti-Defamation League.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARYLiterature is one of society’s means for exposing young hearts and minds to new and foreign ideas. Yet, not all children have access to an endowed library. The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create a digital library of international children’s books. The collection’s focus is on identifying materials that help children to understand the world around them and the global society in which they live. The collection has two primary audiences. The first audience is children ages 3-13, as well as librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers, who work with children of these ages. The second audience is international scholars and researchers in the area of children’s literature.

Assessing Children’s Literature – from our friends at the ADL
Literature is a powerful vehicle for helping children understand their homes, communities and the world. Even before young children can read, family members, childcare providers and teachers read them stories about people in far away places, sometimes from the distant past and sometimes about people whose lives are similar to their own. The impressions and messages contained in these stories can last a lifetime

Discussing Hate and Violence with Children

Eight Tips on Reading a School Report Card

Hate Hurts

Parents Guide to No Child Left Behind - by Suzenne Heath

Preparing for Parent Teacher Conferencesfrom the Minnesota PACER Center–Parent Information and Resources

101 Ways to Combat Prejudice

For Parents/Guardians, Family Members, and Allies
Back to School Resources For LGBT Parents: Gay-Straight Alliance Network

PFLAG: Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Safe Schools Coalition: Resources for GLBT Youth of Color – Resources forParents/Guardians, Family Members, Educators and Allies

Families are Talking

Guide for Helping Families Support their LGBT Children