Apr 30, 2017
Our children use labels and are labeled at an early age. These labels point out similarities in a group. However, they also ignore differences among individuals. This can become a way to discount and dehumanize others. Almost as bad, it ignores how each of us is unique. When we teach our children that generalities are only generally correct then we help them avoid bigotry and ill-informed decisions.
When we teach our children that every person is unique and has value we also teach our children their value. This helps both self-confidence and social interaction that are important life-skills to possess.