Children Born for This Moment: A Parenting Conversation:

Topic   Fatherhood, Covid19 and  national Uprising movements
Children Born for This Moment: A Parenting Conversation
Participants:  Terrance Steward, State-Wide Director of Time Done  and  David Chavez  Historian, ABD
Broadcast Air Date: 06/19/20
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:

  •  How is Covid-19 and the response to advocate for police accountability adding pressures to parenting?
  •  What are the new conversations with our children regarding Covid-19 and Police violence?
  •  How do we balance our engagement with politics of an outside world and the relationships with our children?
  • How did schooling change for our children when schools shut down?
  • How is school going to be for children next year?
  • How do we explain everything that is happening in this world to our children without scaring them?
  • How do we prepare our children to deal with racism?
  •  When schools shut down, parents went into teacher-mode.
  • Children can understand racism and anti-black violence.
  •  Are parents ready to send their children to physical classrooms this upcoming fall?
  • How do we manage our concern for our families and our concern to stay engaged in the world that we care about?
  •  When did we realize that the shutdown might place our families at risk?
  • Is it safe to take your children to the grocery store?
  • It was surreal moment to see people’s fears empty stores of grocery supplies.
  •  How do you create a phone tree to build community support?
  •  How do we talk to our children to make sure they are OK?
  •  Many of our children have been at protests since the age of two.
  •  How do we keep our children from internalizing the hate?
  •  We must tell our kids, they were born for this moment too
  • The children know that there is a reason why we are staying home and why  we go outside  to protest.
  •  How do we help our children understand that this moment will not stay like this forever and that there is a change coming?

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