Are you talking to your children about Pride Month? 🏳️🌈
Pride Month is a celebration and time for reflection and education. As parents, it is our job to teach children about acceptance, diversity, and love for all, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. By talking to children about Pride Month, and including children in Pride Month, you are not only fostering a nurturing environment but also encouraging them to embrace their true selves and be accepting of others.
Here are 3 top tips on how to celebrate Pride Month with your little ones:
🏳️🌈 Attend Pride events – Many towns and cities host Pride parades, festivals, and events throughout June. Participating in these events as a family is a great way of teaching your children about inclusivity and showing support for the LGBTQ+ community. It also allows children to meet a diverse range of people and helps them to understand that differences should be celebrated, not feared.
🏳️🌈 Making rainbow crafts together – Most children love crafting and so this is a perfect way to teach them about the symbolism behind the rainbow flag and how the different colours represent diversity and unity, with each colour carrying a different meaning. Things you can make could be rainbow sun catchers, rainbow chalk art, rainbow beads, etc. The possibilities are endless!
🏳️🌈 Reading books that share an LGBTQ+ representation and themes – “And Tango Makes Three” is a wonderful story of two male penguins raising a baby penguin together in a zoo. “My Shadow Is Pink” is a heartwarming story of acceptance, self-love, and touches on gender identities. “Love Makes a Family” teaches the importance of family, whether you have two mums, two dads, or one parent of each.
Are you talking to children about Pride Month? Please feel free to share in the comments below any other ideas and ways you are celebrating Pride Month this June 🏳️🌈