6 Ways to Raise a Tolerant Kid

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By Lucy Rector Flippu

Parents can have a profound influence over how their kids react to different cultures and ethnicities. Teaching tolerance is an ongoing process as kids develop and have new experiences. Parents have the ability to nurture acceptance in children by recognizing that “usually right underneath an intolerance is a little vulnerable area where they are frightened or scared or misinformed,” says Patty Wipfler, founding director of Hand in Hand, a nonprofit parent leadership institute. These six practices can help you establish an open dialogue with your child.