Los Angeles Dads Group member Doyin Richards has made his mark in the media talking and writing about parenting and race. On the latest Modern Dads Podcast, the author of the new book What’s the Difference?: Being Different is Amazing talks with guest hosts Whit Honea and Josh Kross about what moms and dads can do to help make their children accepting and appreciative of differences in others. What's the Difference?, Richards' third book, is aimed at explaining diversity and acceptance to children ages 2 to 10. It introduces boys and girls to adult world of race relations by teaching them … [Read more...]
Race and racism continue to be difficult subjects for parents to tackle, and New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims hopes her writing about her experience as a biracial black girl, woman, daughter and mother raising two biracial children in modern America can help. Lythcott-Haims, who first came to the attention of many moms and dads as the author of the 2015 anti-helicopter parenting book How to Raise an Adult, joins us on The Modern Dad Podcast to discuss her well-received new memoir, Real American. She talks about the steps people can take to support and understand the … [Read more...]
When I was approached to review a new American Girl doll, to be honest, I was slightly reluctant. My knowledge of the dolls through friends and family led me to believe they had an issue with diversity. In addition, the dolls and their accessories were rather expensive. But since this new doll is a young black girl from the Civil Rights Movement, I decided to accept their offer. I'm happy I did.
To be fair, my daughter is the one who is most happy, because she loves having a doll of this … [Read more...]