How can we talk with children under five about racism?

We know that talking to children about racism and social justice are not always easy conversations to have, nor are they a one-time occurrence. There is also no unique solution or answers to every question that may arise. Research has shown that children as young as 6 months old notice differences between people such as skin colour, therefore starting conversations early is important. We encourage you to use the following tips, developed our team at Meerilinga Parenting Service, to start a conversation with your children to better understand the complex topic of racism.

Download the Conversations about Racism resource.

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