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Talking About Race

Today’s headlines and the Black Lives Matter movement make it clear: It’s more important now than ever to have healthy, ongoing conversations with our children about race and racism in our country. In this space, Metro Parent is focused on giving you resources, perspectives and advice to start creating change where it matters: right in your own home.

5 Problematic Disney+ Movies You Need to Talk to Your Kids About

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Not all the classic Disney movies are sunshine and rainbows. Here are five problematic Disney+ movies that feature scenes, characters or storylines you need to talk to your kids about.

10 Service Projects to Try at Home for MLK Day

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Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. from home this year with these MLK Day service project ideas.

Books to Read During Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and the perfect time to read books about Black people that made history. Here are some of our favorite picks.

How to Address Racism in Kids’ Books and Movies

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Sometimes kids' media isn't as sweet as it seems and feature instances of intolerance. Here's what to do if you encounter racism in kids' books and movies.

Why Parents Took Their Kids to Black Lives Matter Protests

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Protests are important catalysts for change and can also serve as a learning experience for kids. We caught up with two moms who took their kids to BLM protests to find out why.

Kid-Friendly Podcasts That Discuss Race and Diversity

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Kid-friendly podcasts that talk about race and diversity are a great resource for parents looking to raise anti-racists. Here are five of our favorites.

How to Teach Your Kids about Native American History

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Thanksgiving is the perfect time to introduce your kids to Native American history and the truth behind the holiday. Here are some tips to get the conversation started.

Diverse Toys for Kids

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Are you looking for diverse toys for kids? These brands have you covered with toys of all races, religions and abilities.

Online Black-Owned Toy Stores

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Looking to support small businesses owned by people of color this holiday season? Grab your kid a toy or two from these online Black-owned toy stores.

Overcoming America’s History of Racism and Segregation

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A local mom talks about how Black women have fought injustice throughout America's history and continue to do so, despite the heartbreak.

14 Bilingual Picture Books for Kids

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Whether you need a book for a child that speasks Spanish or you want to teach your child Spanish, these bilingual picture books for kids have you covered.

A Conversation Between Mom and Daughter About Race

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A local mom from Birmingham shares a candid conversation she had with her daughter about being Black in America today.