Cultural Competence A-Z: Y is for Youth
I know what you're thinking...
Ummm, duh! This whole series is about helping kids, so why is there a post about youth? Isn't this whole thing about kids? I'm not learning anything new here.
Well, yes, sort of, not really. Bear with me...
This week's post is all about learning from your kids (cue the collective groans). No seriously. I love learning from kids. Back when I worked in a high school, I knew more about pop culture than I ever had before (remember, when I was a kid, I was a pretty big nerd). Kids have so much to teach us. Their perspectives are fresh, they have boundless energy - which I wish I could bottle - and learning more about what they are facing as kids will help you determine how to help them develop their cultural competence skills.
So how do you learn more about your child's world? Try these below or come up with your own. If you try something that works well with your kids, leave a comment below so we can all learn from each other:
Next week is our last letter: Z! The end of the series is coming, but the blog posts continue! Don't forget to sign up for the newsletter so you get all of the tips, strategies, and information delivered right to your inbox. Enjoy and share!
10/31/2016 12:13:38 pm
Amen to that! It can be challenging to execute as a parent, especially when your children are adolescents (easier with younger kids who still love to talk to adults), but certainly worth doing. Thanks for the reminder, Dr. Sweeney!
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Dr. Sweeney is a licensed school psychologist and cultural competence expert. Here are her musings on life in a multicultural world.
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