World Citizen Wednesdays #38: Lessons of 9-11
Each week we pose a question to members of the fabulous Multicultural Kid Blogs group and share their answers here.
Following up on our post from last week remembering 9-11, this week we ask…
What lessons would you like to teach your children about September 11th?
Natalie of Afterschool for Smarty Pants: In addition, I want to teach my daughter that even though bad things happen, the best response is not to be intimidated by then to the point of changing your way of life. This is what terrorists want, and that’s something that we, as a society, must resist.
Sheila of Pennies of Time: For the past year, we’ve been teaching our kids how to be the helpers in times of disaster. We are trying to teach them how to help those that are far away and affected by disaster and help in our own community during a disaster. Here are a couple of posts:
Jennifer of The Good Long Road: I think for me, given that I was just starting at Middle East Studies program in Boston when 9/11 happened, one of the most important things for me is to teach my sons to never judge an entire group of people by the acts of a few. I knew so many colleagues in my program who were very loving, caring and patriotic individuals who were treated so poorly because of the way they looked or because of their religion. I also had professors who shared stories of their children being bullied at school for the same reasons.
Here are some great articles on talking to Muslim children about September 11:
From InCultureParent Teaching My Muslim Son about 9/11
From Maroc Mama: 6 Tips to Talk to Your Muslim Kids about 9/11
Thanks to all the bloggers who shared their answers here! You can read answers to earlier questions in our previous installments of World Citizen Wednesday, including tips for traveling with kids!
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