Social Justice Parenting. With Traci Baxley

Social Justice Parenting with Traci Baxley

I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get overwhelmed with despair when thinking about all the social injustices people experience daily. Thanks to my compassionate and kind guest and author of  Social Justice Parenting, Dr. Baxley, I now know that we can all bring justice to all. 

What We Talked About

  • How Traci came to do the work, she is doing today with parents and educators.
  • What exactly is Social Justice Parenting
  • How do we raise Anti-Racist children 
  • Creating safe, affirming spaces of belonging in our homes
  • The five building blocks of her social justice framework ROCKS 
  • What is Active Hope, and how can you create your ripple effect

Things to Remember

“It’s important that our kids are learning about each other, learning truths and how we deal with each other, how we accept, embrace and support one another.”

“More than ever, it’s important that families are intentional with how they’re showing up for their children.”

“Make kindness a habit in our homes.”

“Kids generally want to make things right. They want to make things fair.”

“Don’t overschedule and be really present during those small moments.”

“Lean into your fears and the things that scare you because it’s unpacking those things that really makes us better parents.”

“Allow children’s curiosity to lead the conversations and the things that we do with them and not our own fears.”

– Traci Baxley

“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela Davies

“Continue to speak out against all forms of injustice to yourselves and others, and you will set a mighty example for your children and for future generations.” – Bernice King

“Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” – Cornel West

Additional Resources

Social Justice Parenting How to Raise Compassionate Anti Racist Justice Minded Kids in an Unjust World by Dr. Traci Baxley

Let’s Continue the conversation…

Now, Traci and I want to hear from you!

What are you doing at home to raise compassionate anti-racist children? Listen in to learn what positive impact you can have.

Leave a comment below and let us know; you’ll also be helping others to know what is possible.

Remember, The Art of Parenting was created for you. If you have any suggestions for experts I should have on the show or parenting questions you want to be answered, please let me know here.

More About My Guest

Dr. Traci Baxley is an author, professor, DEIB consultant, parenting coach, speaker, and mother to five children.

She is the creator of Social Justice Parenting™ and the author of Social Justice Parenting: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-minded Kids in an Unjust World.

As an educator for over 30 years, with degrees in child development, elementary education, and curriculum and instruction, she specializes in children’s literature, racial identity, critical literacy, anti-bias curriculum, and social justice education. 

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