September 20, 2022 - 12:44pm --

Have you ever had a child ask you a question about someone’s skin color? Or ask about why someone is in a wheelchair? Have you been caught off guard or struggled to answer the question? You’re not alone.

This workshop is designed to help parents and other adults gain the confidence needed to talk about differences with young children. It’s not as difficult as you might think. As the world becomes more diverse, it’s increasingly important to have the knowledge and skills to talk with children and answer their questions in a way that respects and celebrates all of our differences. As an added bonus, participants will receive a free copy of the children’s book It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr.

This workshop will be taught by Laura Stanton, the Family and Consumer Sciences Educator with Ohio State University Extension in Warren County. Laura is a parent of two teenagers and has been teaching about diversity, equity, and inclusion topics for more than 25 years.

Ages 18 & up. The workshop is free to the public, but pre-registration is required by Lebanon Public Library. Please follow the link below for workshop details and register today!

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