Challenge Growth

Embracing Diversity

Let's Do This

Each of us possesses our own unique qualities. Children naturally notice differences in others and, instead of brushing off their questions, we can embrace these moments as opportunities for growth. Here are some tips from Sanford Health on how to prepare yourself for conversations about diversity: 

  • Educate Yourself: Start by examining your own implicit biases and actively seek resources to broaden your perspective. 
  • Embrace Discomfort: Understand that discussing topics like race or religion might feel uncomfortable, but it's crucial to navigate these conversations with thoughtful curiosity, modeling openness for younger generations. 
  • Prepare Conversation Starters: Have prompts ready to initiate discussions when differences arise. Simple questions like "What do you think makes that person unique?" can spark insightful conversations. 

Stay Inspired

Encourage the young people in your life to appreciate and celebrate diversity. Collaborate with them to explore and understand the differences you encounter. One way to do this is by learning about various holidays from different cultures, fostering a deeper understanding and respect for diversity. Embark on this journey of discovery and celebration together!