Dr. Deanna Marie Mason PhD

Talking About Race and Racism

Talking About Race and Racism

In this episode we are going to talk about the importance being proactive in discussing race and racism with children.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has made a new recommendation that parents proactively engage with children about racism because racism affects all children, both directly and indirectly.The information explored in this episode is based on the policy statement of the AAP titled "Racism and Its Impact on Child and Adolescent Health" as well as developmental theory. while this issue may be a sensitive topic for many families, the purpose of the episode is to  spark reflection and to empower parents to know that they have the capacity and tools to shape how their children learn about race.New episodes are published each Tuesday so stay tuned for more science-based Proactive Parenting information.Proactive Parenting is based on validated theories and scientific research to provide the information you need to care for your modern family. Not everyone grew up in a completely healthy family of origin and consequently may be unsure of how to be a parent when they start a family. Proactive Parenting was created for parents who need a solid foundation to start raising their children, and for parents who want to do better. It is a way to move past old behaviours, break unhealthy habits, and replace them with parenting actions that will lead to a healthy family life for both children and parents.If you want to learn more about Proactive Parenting, please visit my webpage and social media sites:Website: www.proactiveparenting.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/deannamariemasonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.deannamariemason/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeannaM_Mason

Duration: 22 min

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