Early Risers George Floyd's death was a tragedy and a wake up call - expanding a global conversation about race and racism. And young children have been watching it all. So how do we make sense of this for them? Early Risers is podcast from Little Moments Count and MPR with frank facts, engaging stories and real how-tos for anyone who cares about raising children with a clear eyed understanding of cultural differences, race and implicit bias. Hosted by Dianne Haulcy of Think Small.
Early Risers

Early Risers

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George Floyd's death was a tragedy and a wake up call - expanding a global conversation about race and racism. And young children have been watching it all. So how do we make sense of this for them? Early Risers is podcast from Little Moments Count and MPR with frank facts, engaging stories and real how-tos for anyone who cares about raising children with a clear eyed understanding of cultural differences, race and implicit bias. Hosted by Dianne Haulcy of Think Small.

Most Recent Episodes

Connecting Children to Indigenous Cultures

In schools and old children's books, Native people are often talked about in terms of history. But Brook Lafloe has been creating toys and teaching tools to connect all children to contemporary Native culture in an authentic and respectful way. In this conversation with podcast host Dianne Haulcy, Brook shares the traditional Anishinaabe teachings she learned about race and respect. And she shares how caregivers from all cultural backgrounds can adopt this approach to race and help their children connect with indigenous cultures. Resources: Brook's company website: https://niniijaanis1of1s.com Bow Wow Pow Wow: https://shop.mnhs.org/products/bowwow-powwow Ninisidawenimaag: Ojibwe Language Series for Kids: https://www.riverfeetpress.com/product-page/ninisidawenimaag Minnesota based publisher of books by and about Anishinaabe people: http://www.blackbearsandblueberries.com/bookstore.html Minnesota Indian Education Association: https://minnesotaindianeducation.org/miea/

Where Does Racism Come From? Best Selling Author and Therapist Resmaa Menakem Breaks It Do...

This week we're asking a pretty fundamental question that parents might get from their kids: where does racism come from? In this deep and lively conversation host Dianne Haulcy speaks with Resmaa Menakem - therapist, coach and best selling author of My Grandmother's Hands. He breaks down how racism is connected to generational trauma and he describes practices that can heal the trauma and strengthen anti-racist thinking and action. Episode Resources: https://www.resmaa.com/movement https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/somatic-abolitionism https://onbeing.org/programs/resmaa-menakem-notice-the-rage-notice-the-silence/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/compassion-matters/202006/the-trauma-racism

Where Does Racism Come From? Best Selling Author and Therapist Resmaa Menakem Breaks It Do...

When it comes to race, there is no such thing as "colorblind" - at home or in school

For years, many adults have believed young children are too young to understand race and racism. Some have felt we need to teach our children to be "colorblind" thinking if you don't talk about race, kids won't be racist. But thoughts on this topic are changing and people are talking about race and racism with very young children. In this episode, host Dianne Haulcy talks with Dr. Debra Sullivan about why we talk with very young children about race and racism and how. Dr. Sullivan also talks about her book "Cultivating the Genius of Black Children" and how all educational settings can better support and encourage young Black children to feel confident and successful. Resources Educators must Disrupt 'Colorblind Ideologies' https://www.edweek.org/teaching-learning/opinion-educators-must-disrupt-colorblind-ideologies/2020/02 Great website expanding on our guest's book "Cultivating Black Genius" https://cultivatingblackgenius.com/about/ 2 Excellent articles from NAEYC https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/feb2019/black-boys-matter https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/tyc/apr2019/strategies-culturally-responsive-classroom

When it comes to race, there is no such thing as "colorblind" - at home or in school

Healing the hurt; helping children work through racialized conflict

It sometimes happens that our loving and joyful young children say something terrible. They can hurt other children's feelings. And sometimes these hurtful comments are racist. It causes confusion and emotional pain and, long term, it can cause real trauma. How do we help young children work through these experiences? How do we help the child who has been hurt, the child who did the hurting and the bystanders who are impacted? Resources: Learning for Justice : https://www.learningforjustice.org Embrace race: https://www.embracerace.org Anti-racist baby: https://www.ibramxkendi.com/antiracistbaby My grandmothers' hands: https://www.resmaa.com/about White fragility: https://www.robindiangelo.com/publications/ National center for trauma support network https://www.nctsn.org

We Are the Same and We Are Different; How to Talk about Diversity with White Kids in White...

Minnesota's population is 80% white. Many communities across the state have few if any Black or Native people or people of color. So how can we teach children to celebrate diversity and talk about race, racism and bias when all their neighbors are white? Early childhood education expert Louise Derman-Sparks shares her rationale and creative tools for teaching white children about race, racism and diversity. Resources "What if All the Kids are White" Paper by Louise Derman-Sparks https://www.teachingforchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ec_whatifallthekids_english.pdf Excerpt from NAEYC Anti-Bias Curriculum: "The Hurtful Power of Silence" https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/pubs/abe2e-chap-4-excerpt.pdf Article: Talking with Children about White Privilege https://www.parents.com/kids/responsibility/racism/how-to-explain-white-privilege-in-term-simple-enough-for-a-child/ Excerpt from NAEYC Anti-Bias Curriculum: How Educators Begin Anti-bias Work https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/pubs/abe2e-chap-1-excerpt.pdf More on Persona Dolls https://www.amazeworks.org/education-programs/persona-dolls/

We Are the Same and We Are Different; How to Talk about Diversity with White Kids in White...

Bad Things Happen: Helping Young Children Process Racism and Violence.

We're coming to you from Minneapolis, Minnesota where our communities are struggling to process yet another killing of an African American man at the hands of a white police officer. In this conversation, we are focused on our children. How do we prepare them for these events? How do we answer their questions? And how can we build up our BIPOC children so they are stronger than the racism they face? It's a job for all of us.

Early Risers Trailer

This is a quick preview of our new podcast launching the week of April 19th: Early Risers, waking up to racial equity in early childhood hosted by Dianne Haulcy of Think Small.

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